I ended up paying $135 + tax out of my own pocket to hire someone that was way overqualified just to hear me... So what's my point? If you need someone to hold your story and see you, not as someone to be fixed or pandered to with surface solutions or falsely reassure you that "everything will be alright", just to see you, I will make us some tea and sit with you and give you my attention. No exchange of money required. My children might come in and disturb us a few times. My phone might ring. That's real life.
And I'll listen whether it's your birth story or some old unhealed wound that your pregnancy is dragging up (because, let's face it, birth and pregnancy are great for revealing our darkest shadows). When you're done, I'll have absolutely no answers or advice because this life makes no guarantees. I'll give you a hug, wish you the best and see you off. You're an intelligent woman and the answers are already right there within you. You just needed somebody to hear you like I needed someone to hear me.