Normalizing Birth Trauma in Partners

Normalizing Birth Trauma in Partners

I have recently worked with a series of partners, one after the other, who have been traumatized as they supported their birthing partner through the birth of their baby. And in one case at least, it was only the partner who had experienced trauma after  witnessing an...
Birth Trauma Healing Via Somatic Experiencing®

Birth Trauma Healing Via Somatic Experiencing®

Birth trauma is sadly on the rise.   It is often confused with the symptoms of post natal anxiety and post natal depression. However, the underlying mechanism for the development of trauma is different to that of PNA and PND.  And the treatment of trauma must...
Birth Trauma: The Hidden Epidemic

Birth Trauma: The Hidden Epidemic

Meet Mandy.  She is mother of a four-month old baby whose entry into the world was dramatic.  After nineteen hours of labour in hospital her baby’s heart rate dropped causing serious concern.  Mandy was rushed to theatre for a Caesarean section and her little boy...
The 35-Week Freakout:  Turning It Around

The 35-Week Freakout: Turning It Around

If at thirty-five weeks pregnant you realise that you haven’t done a whole heap of birth preparation, of all things, do not stress, Mama! You still have time up your sleeve to do the most important thing, and that is to BE: be in your body. Fully IN your body....
Some Keys To Unlocking The Birth Trauma Puzzle

Some Keys To Unlocking The Birth Trauma Puzzle

According to recent sources the incidence of birth trauma in Australia is currently estimated at somewhere between 30% and 50%. This quite likely represents the tip of the iceberg. The actual figures could well be higher given that the signs and symptoms of trauma are...
Primal Birth: Realm of Transformation

Primal Birth: Realm of Transformation

So, you’re preparing excitedly for the birth of your first baby, or perhaps your fifth?   You’re a diligent Mama, doing all the “right” things that are recommended for natural birth. Excellent nutrition – tick. Regular movement –...

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