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Birthing In The Wake Of Sexual Trauma

Birthing In The Wake Of Sexual Trauma

Birthing In The Wake Of Sexual Trauma Given that one in three females have reportedly experienced sexual trauma and that trauma is present on a continuum, we can assume that this topic applies to vast numbers of birthing women. Trauma can be experienced as ‘a thousand...

Fawning In Birth:  A Sign Of Self-Protection

Fawning In Birth: A Sign Of Self-Protection

Fawning In Birth: A Sign Of  Self-ProtectionLaura is thirty-seven and has just had her first baby. Up until now, she had been immersed in her career of eighteen years, and from the outside looking in, people regard her as ‘successful.’  But on the inside, she feels...

Doing Sex Differently After Birth:  Opportunity, Not Threat

Doing Sex Differently After Birth: Opportunity, Not Threat

Doing Sex Differently After Birth: Opportunity, not Threat Birth rearranges a woman on every level.   Clichéd as this sounds, the changes have to be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated.    And these changes most certainly extend to the way in which the woman...

Birthworker Self-regulation: Adding Solutions, Not Problems

Birthworker Self-regulation: Adding Solutions, Not Problems

Birthworker Self-regulation: Adding Solutions, Not Problems Birth professionals, no matter the title they go by or where they might work, have the potential to dramatically affect the experience of birth for a birthing family.  Not necessarily by what they do or not...

Normalizing Birth Trauma in Partners

Normalizing Birth Trauma in Partners

Normalising Birth Trauma in PartnersI 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...

Birth Trauma Healing Via Somatic Experiencing®

Birth Trauma Healing Via Somatic Experiencing®

Birth Trauma Healing Via Somatic Experiencing® Birth trauma is sadly all too common. And the statistic of one in three births is likely to be the very tip of the iceberg. The symptoms of birth trauma are often confused with those of post natal anxiety and post natal...

Birth Trauma: The Hidden Epidemic

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...

The 35-Week Freakout: Turning It Around

The 35-Week Freakout: Turning It Around

The 35-Week Freakout: Turning It AroundIf 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...

Some Keys To Unlocking The Birth Trauma Puzzle

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...

Primal Birth: Realm of Transformation

Primal Birth: Realm of Transformation

Primal Birth: Realm of TransformationSo, 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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