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Today I want to talk to you about a short word, but an important one. It’s probably one of the first words we all learnt as babies, and yet ironically a word we forget when it comes time to birth our own. I’m talking about the word NO. We don’t have to teach…
Today I want to talk to you about a short word, but an important one. It’s probably one of the first words we all learnt as babies, and yet ironically a word we forget when it comes time to birth our own. I’m talking about the word NO. We don’t have to teach this word to our little ones as they pick it up straight away. Sometimes we cut back on a few “no’s” to make them hold more weight. We teach our children that no means no when it comes to strangers, and we teach the value of no in relationships - no, you don’t have to kiss aunt Mary if you don’t want to! But when it comes to birthing our babies something strange happens. We’re the same person, we’ve learnt the same boundaries but somehow no goes out the window. Suddenly we allow ourselves to be told, to settle for suggestions that we don’t want or that make us anxious. We refuse to make plans incase they inconvenience our care givers, choosing instead to “go with the flow” “hope for the best” and “ do what the health care team say- it’s their job”. And whilst it’s their job to make suggestions based on their policies and experience they don’t necessarily know what’s acceptable to YOU. Just because someone suggests or gives you their professional opinion, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your boundaries or unlearn your “no’s”. It’s worth remembering when your little cutie arrives you’ll be the ones calling all the shots. Your instincts and your boundaries will count for everything when it comes to this gorgeous new human you’ve created. So be bold and don’t be afraid to say what you do and do not want. Be brave enough to mark your boundaries with the word no, or for procedures you’re being offered and don’t want “I decline”. Trust your instincts, birthing parents All the love Rach 💜💜 #no #idecline #healthyboundaries #positivebirthmovement #takingbackbirth #womensupportingwomen #doula #birthdoula #hypnobirthing #birthaftertrauma #traumaticbirth #hospitalbirth #homebirth #birthrights #freebirth #birthchatcoffeemornings #3steprewind
I’d been in labor I don’t even know how long at this point. We were praying and hoping. My husband was a rock during my labor. My contractions were 2.5 minutes apart or less for 24 plus hours before we went to the hospital. I would do it again in a heartbeat,…
I’d been in labor I don’t even know how long at this point. We were praying and hoping. My husband was a rock during my labor. My contractions were 2.5 minutes apart or less for 24 plus hours before we went to the hospital. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and only wish the ending could have been an out of hospital birth. Unfortunately, my body didn’t progress the way it should have and an emergency c section was performed after approximately 48 hours in labor . It was traumatic, and not at all how we wanted her to enter the world for so many reasons. However; we are so glad she is here and safe and that c sections are available in our country or we might not be here. I had a low risk pregnancy with no indication this might happen. My midwives were on top of things, and recommended a transfer before it became an emergency. They average one c-section a year at their practice and I’m the one. Most women can give birth naturally, but everyone should have their own choice. I’m glad I at least got to attempt to do it my way even if I have a million what ifs. Sometimes I still feel like I failed my daughter by not being able to birth her naturally, but she’s here safe. Her little face lights up our life. #homebirthcesarean #csectionrecovery #traumaticbirth #love @birthcentreofcville
Giving birth to your baby should be the best day of your life, however in my case it was one of the most traumatic, painful, terrifying days of my life. One year has passed, yet I remember it as yesterday. The fear, the worry and the anger. I was angry at…
Giving birth to your baby should be the best day of your life, however in my case it was one of the most traumatic, painful, terrifying days of my life. One year has passed, yet I remember it as yesterday. The fear, the worry and the anger. I was angry at my doctors and at my nurses. They disregarded my warnings and concerns. They didn’t listen. They didn’t check as I asked them too and because of that we were fighting for our lives. My contractions began on Wednesday night. At 5 o clock on Thursday I was admitted, I was 4 cm dilated, 80% effaced and contractions every 3 minutes. I asked if they can check the size of the baby, explaining that my sisters had babies on the bigger size. I also mentioned that in my family, babies get stuck in the pelvis with their shoulders, I didn’t know the proper term of shoulder dystocia. They visually looked, measured with a measuring tape and told me that I have nothing to worry about, baby does not seem big. That evening was great, David brought tacos from Rubios and a bunch of snacks from Sprouts. We enjoyed a meal together and David fell asleep. At 12am, my contractions began to space out and labor slowed down; so, I was given pitocin. At 5am I woke up from extreme pain, struggling for hours I begged for the epidural (I was 7cm dilated). After the epidural, I began having hot flashes and felt very nauseas. My poor husband had to fan me with a folder at all times (he had a break while I was asleep). Little did he know that he will have to do this for the next 32 hours. Every time he would stop from exhaustion, I would begin throwing up. I was 10cm dilated at 9pm Friday (my due date!), but my legs were too numb from the epidural so we had to wait till it would wear off. So, at 10:15pm I began pushing. I asked the doctors how long do women usually push for, their reply was, “usually 2 hours but sometimes 4-5 hours.” Fast forward to 2:35am, I was too tired to continue. At that time, I was pushing for 4 hours and 20 minutes. Liam was such a trooper, his heart beat was spot on the whole time. <the rest is in the comments >
I’m Naomi, a real person, not just a business. I suffer with my mental health and have done ever since I gave birth to Reuben in November 2017. My heart and soul is literally in the middle of One Strong Mumma, it’s my life. This business helped me out of…
I’m Naomi, a real person, not just a business. I suffer with my mental health and have done ever since I gave birth to Reuben in November 2017. My heart and soul is literally in the middle of One Strong Mumma, it’s my life. This business helped me out of a dark and lonely hole. Mummas, when you ask small businesses to ‘copyright’ someone else’s idea, why do you not think of that person whose original idea it is? Why do you not think of how they will feel about it? Spoiler alert 🚨 they feel absolutely heartbroken. They don’t feel good enough, what’s the point in all of this? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Small businesses, why do you copyright other people’s work, whether it’s a small business or a massive one like Disney? Why do you not research before accepting a customer request? How would you feel if you had your business copied? Bet you’d be hurt and angry wouldn’t you? So why do it to someone else? Come on, we’re in 2019, it’s time to be original and unique. Let’s show some respect for each other. • • • • • • • • • • #onestrongmumma #strongmummaclub #copyright #bekind #bekindtoeachother #firsttimemum #mother #mumsinbusiness #businessmums #stopcopying #workingmum #parttimeworkingmum #businessmumnetwork #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mumsmentalhealth #depression #anxiety #mumguilt #ptsd #postnataldepression #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #motherhoodunplugged #mummybloggeruk #ukmummyblogger
I was having such a rough day emotionally and mentally, and then this popped up. It was everything I needed to tell myself tonight. #Repost @research4moms with @get_repost ・・・ Happy Saturday, Mamas! Here’s a beautiful reminder for the day. 📷 @risingwoman…
I was having such a rough day emotionally and mentally, and then this popped up. It was everything I needed to tell myself tonight. #Repost @research4moms with @get_repost ・・・ Happy Saturday, Mamas! Here’s a beautiful reminder for the day. 📷 @risingwoman #postpartum #postpartumdepression #ppd #this_is_postpartum #thisispostpartum #postpartumjourney #csection #csectionrecovery #fourthtrimester #4thtrimester #traumaticbirth #traumaticbirthrecovery #birthtrauma #birthtraumarecovery #ptsd
#repost from spinningbabies! Did you have a change of plans kind of birth? What happened? Are you still struggling to heal? We hold space for you! ❤️ #traumaticbirth #birthplans #youdidnotfail #warrior #birth #doula #birthkeeper
{Part 2 of 5}⁣ ⁣ Because of my nearly 2 day and painful labor at that point, I welcomed the epidural at Davis Memorial Hospital because the plan was to put me on Pitocin to get my labor going again to increase my contractions. My blood pressure bottomed out…
{Part 2 of 5}⁣ ⁣ Because of my nearly 2 day and painful labor at that point, I welcomed the epidural at Davis Memorial Hospital because the plan was to put me on Pitocin to get my labor going again to increase my contractions. My blood pressure bottomed out and I passed out pretty hard core with the start of the epidural, and I even had a hallucination about Doritos! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I was only allowed to lay on my side, alternating sides as needed to keep baby’s heart rate from dropping sometimes as low as into the 60s during contractions. After several more hours of laboring this way, I had only progressed to 8 cm and baby was continuing to struggle during most contractions. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ One of my midwifes, who was present in the hospital to advocate for me and do her best to keep things as close to my “birth plan” as possible, started telling us the reality of attempting to have a vaginal birth with the way baby was responding to contractions. The medical staff had concluded that baby had some sort of cord compression, and assured us that baby was well oxygenated and was handling the stress of contractions well. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ She explained that baby could only take this stress for so long before getting tired and adding to the problem. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We started to discuss a C-Section.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ At that point I had been in labor for so long and was getting pretty concerned about how much longer we wanted to put baby through this stress. I accepted the fact that a C-Section was the best and SAFEST option to get baby in our arms, and I started to get really excited that I would be meeting my baby in the next hour or so!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The O.R team was called in and they prepped me for surgery. Danté got a set of purple scrubs to wear and I thought he looked like the cutest thing in his Dad to be outfit! We headed to the operating room and once I was medicated Danté joined me on my left side as we got closer and closer to meeting our baby bear...
After my water broke I just was so drained. I was hoping that since my water broke that my labor would progress, I also knew that I had a time frame since my water broke. I slept all day, when the doctors and nurses came in to check me I would open my eyes…
After my water broke I just was so drained. I was hoping that since my water broke that my labor would progress, I also knew that I had a time frame since my water broke. I slept all day, when the doctors and nurses came in to check me I would open my eyes see them and sadly just spread my legs and go back to sleeping. I had a terrible migraine and was nauseated the whole day, I remember they kept putting cool rags on me to try to help. I kept switching side but also would be told I needed to go to another position because Uriah kept going into distress. I also remember that I had this overwhelming feeling the whole day that something was wrong and something bad was going to happen. I kept telling my mom that if something happens to me please make sure Uriah is taken care of and has a great life. I honestly felt like I was not going to make it through labor and delivery. Remembering now is so scary to think about, my body knew something was wrong the whole time. My mom watched me and the monitors so closely because she knew something wasn’t right. Not a whole lot happened during this day 3 years ago, lots of sleep and worry. #sweetbraveuriah #traumaticbirth #ptsd #uriahturns3
Trust that what is planned for you is so much better than what you are going through right now 🙌🏻 - We may not always understand why things aren’t going in the way we hope but we can trust that one day we will look back and understand the path we were on…
Trust that what is planned for you is so much better than what you are going through right now 🙌🏻 - We may not always understand why things aren’t going in the way we hope but we can trust that one day we will look back and understand the path we were on 💕 - - #lularoe #lularoeaddict #quotes #quoteoftheday #qotd #womanoffaith #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness #shoplocal #northdakota #fargond #westfargond #newlywed #firsttimemom #postpartum #postpartumjourney #csectionmommy #csectionrecovery #traumaticbirth #fourthtrimester #girlmom #momof1 #exclusivepumper #pumpingmom
Kalani Rose born 6.53pm 13th March. Suffered shoulder dystocia and stuck for 4 minutes, delivered flat. Kalani needed over 35 minutes of CPR, 5 doses of adrenaline and a blood transfusion for her to come back to us. At this point I was in shock and didnt…
Kalani Rose born 6.53pm 13th March. Suffered shoulder dystocia and stuck for 4 minutes, delivered flat. Kalani needed over 35 minutes of CPR, 5 doses of adrenaline and a blood transfusion for her to come back to us. At this point I was in shock and didn't know what was happening other than that my newborn wasn't on me and that she was surrounded by 20+ doctors and nurses working on her little chest and yelling medical jargan amongst themselves all while a loud code blue alarm was sounding. It felt like my husband and I were watching this ordeal happen to somebody else, it couldn't possibly be real life 😢 #shoulderdystocia #nicubaby #traumaticbirth
They say giving birth is the only first date where you instantly fall in love. But that isn’t the case for everyone. Sometimes a traumatic birth or delayed skin to skin and not being able to care for baby yourself because of your own recovery may mean you…
They say giving birth is the only first date where you instantly fall in love. But that isn’t the case for everyone. Sometimes a traumatic birth or delayed skin to skin and not being able to care for baby yourself because of your own recovery may mean you need some time to get to know this little human and that’s okay. Talk to someone about your feelings, spend time with baby that isn’t focused on feeding and do skin to skin whenever you can to get to know your baby. You may need a few more “dates” with your baby before you fall in love. #birth #newborn #postpartummooddisorder #traumaticbirth #skintoskin #pregnancy #pregnant
Coming up in October: Traumatic Birth Healing Workshop. Still room to register! A safe, healing space to process. Hosted by the lovely, Lois Freedman, M.Ed, C.C.E, Perinatal Consultant. #mothers #moms #birth #traumaticbirth #healing #holistichealing #processing…
Emersyns spasticity has still been developing rapidly... I spoke with her neurologist last Friday and he wanted to see her ASAP. We saw him Monday while she was having spasms. When they come on her legs almost scissor. They wrap real tight like this. She…
Emersyn's spasticity has still been developing rapidly... I spoke with her neurologist last Friday and he wanted to see her ASAP. We saw him Monday while she was having spasms. When they come on her legs almost scissor. They wrap real tight like this. She is MISERABLE. None of us had slept in weeks until Tuesday. Monday night she started Gabapentin and holy cow. We slept like rocks!! All of us! Her neurologist has ordered her MRI...where she will be under anesthesia and intubated. Boy am I NERVOUS!! They are aware of all her pre-existing conditions and we are hoping to get it done safely and quickly!😢😥 **** **** **** **** #30weekerpreemie #30weekspregnant #preemiestrong #preemiemom #preemiepower #nicuwarrior #ourlittlepreemie #fromminitomoose #preemie #nicuawareness #pretermlabor #10weeksearly #lifeafternicu #prematurebaby #prematureawareness #traumaticbirth #preemiestrong #preemieprincess #nicumom #nicubaby #nicunurse #nicumiracle miracle #mylittlepreemie #babiesofinstagram #preemiesofinstagram #modelbaby #babyfashionista #cerebralpalsy #hemiplegia
Come join us for Intersections of Trauma & Birth: An Overview with Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, CFLE, LPC at our GOLD Perinatal 2019 Online Conference. This presentation will differentiate avoidable, unavoidable and reactivated traumas as well as develop…
Come join us for "Intersections of Trauma & Birth: An Overview" with Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, CFLE, LPC at our GOLD Perinatal 2019 Online Conference. This presentation will differentiate avoidable, unavoidable and reactivated traumas as well as develop clinician understanding of abstract losses around trauma in the peripartum period. To learn more about this year's event and speakers, click the link in our bio, visit www.GOLDPerinatal.com, or send us a message #GOLDPerinatal2019 #GOLDLearning #IAMGOLD #pregnancy #birth #childbirth #BirthTrauma #MaternalMentalHealth #PPD #PMAD #TraumaticBirth #postpartum #nurse #midwifery #doula #BirthSupport
When you see this picture you probably think look how cute, look at her sweet smile, she is so beautiful. Yes ALL of these things are so true about this picture! But let me point out a few things to you. Her left foot is pointed and stiff (muscle tightness).…
When you see this picture you probably think look how cute, look at her sweet smile, she is so beautiful. Yes ALL of these things are so true about this picture! But let me point out a few things to you. Her left foot is pointed and stiff (muscle tightness). Her toes are slightly curled. E's left arm is hanging down and not engaged, her head slightly tilts to the left because of muscle tightness (torticollis). Sure these things are SO MILD. But, they do cause her A LOT of discomfort. They do require us to work towards her goals and to practice her stretching and weight bearing every day. The most hurtful comments I have had is "well she looks fine", "she seems to be fine, I'm sure that's not true", "if she has cerebral palsy how can she crawl or be advanced as she is?"..... Sure she is meeting some milestones, but we have put in a lot of work to get there. Cerebral palsy is a large scale. It can range from super mild to serve depending on the damage to the brain. Emersyn had a grade 2 IVH. She may only have mild damage and mild CP. But she works so very hard!! Life isn't as always as pretty as the pictures I post! I choose what you get to see, so unless you see our day to day. Please don't make judgements or harsh comments 😘 💜 **** **** **** **** #30weekerpreemie #30weekspregnant #preemiestrong #preemiemom #preemiepower #nicuwarrior #ourlittlepreemie #fromminitomoose #preemie #nicuawareness #pretermlabor #10weeksearly #lifeafternicu #prematurebaby #prematureawareness #traumaticbirth #preemiestrong #preemieprincess #nicumom #nicubaby #nicunurse #nicumiracle miracle #mylittlepreemie #babiesofinstagram #preemiesofinstagram #modelbaby #babyfashionista #cerebralpalsy #hemiplegia
You are NOT alone! Our monthly #therapy group for #pregnant and #newmoms meets tomorrow at 1:30 PM at Birch at the Oaks. Hope to see you there!

More info in biolink (select PMAD therapy group) and email info@birchfamilybirthservices to register.
You are NOT alone! Our monthly #therapy group for #pregnant and #newmoms meets tomorrow at 1:30 PM at Birch at the Oaks. Hope to see you there! More info in biolink (select "PMAD therapy group") and email info @birchfamilybirthservices to register.
Excerpt from December 13th 2011 - poem about my birth, eclampsia and the  first time I held my son. Reading at Poetry Wales event. #poetrywales #poetry #poetsofinstagram #apec #taliesinartscentre #traumaticbirth
I often hear I wish I had known about you years ago; its too late for me now - The truth is that trauma has no time limit. Trauma, if left unresolved, can last a life time. You may think it was so long ago that you are no longer effected by what happened…
I often hear "I wish I had known about you years ago; it's too late for me now" - The truth is that trauma has no time limit. Trauma, if left unresolved, can last a life time. You may think it was so long ago that you are no longer effected by what happened but in reality you have most likely become used to living with the scars of your trauma. You may have developed coping techniques over time too so that you are less effected by triggers of your trauma. If you have suffered trauma in your past and you haven't processed and resolved what happened please do get in touch! Mind Baby Body can help you to finally put your trauma behind you. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #badbirth #birthtraumarecovery #ptsd #ptsdtherapy #posttraumaticstressdisorder #depression #anxiety #flashbacks #nightmare #anger #irritable #maternalmentalhealth #paternalmentalhealth #birth #makingbirthbetter #positivebirth #essexmums #essex #essexbaby #birthinessex #postnatal #postnatalptsd #timelimit #timesup #resolvetrauma #traumasurvivor
Were you scared to have more children after going through a traumatic birth? ⁣ ⁣ Today Happy as a Mother Story Spotlight features the story of a mom who went through HELLP syndrome and a traumatic birth with her first born. She shares about her experience…
Were you scared to have more children after going through a traumatic birth? ⁣ ⁣ Today Happy as a Mother Story Spotlight features the story of a mom who went through HELLP syndrome and a traumatic birth with her first born. She shares about her experience and how she overcame it to bring another beautiful baby into the world. ⁣ ⁣ The story is written to her second born daughter and it will give you all of the feels. Her bravery and resilience allowed her to own her experience, find meaning and write her own ending. ⁣ ⁣ To read the full story click the link in my bio. ⁣ ⁣ Her Story Spotlight was a separate project I had outside of Happy as a Mother which I have now decided to integrate together 🖤 ⁣ ⁣ Im building happyasamother.co up to be a hub of resources, stories, podcast episodes, blog posts, community, etc. To serve you in every way possible! ⁣ ⁣ If you are interested in sharing your story click the link in bio to find out more 🖤⁣ ⁣ #happyasamother⁣ ⁣
#HappyHumpDay from me & Mama 🙌🏽 Today we are feeling #blessed & very grateful to @cavuhb #liverpoolchildrenshospital #birminghamchildrenshospital @birthbetter @birth_trauma_association_uk @redbalwncoch & all of our family & friends for the support they have…
#HappyHumpDay from me & Mama 🙌🏽 Today we are feeling #blessed & very grateful to @cavuhb #liverpoolchildrenshospital #birminghamchildrenshospital @birthbetter @birth_trauma_association_uk @redbalwncoch & all of our family & friends for the support they have given us over the past 6 months. 💯 Despite having a difficult #pregnancy a #traumaticbirth (& me not having the easiest start in life) we have both been able to come out of it both #happy & #healthy ❤️ Mama would also particularly like to thank my Daddy, Mam-Gu, Granddad & my Aunties & Uncle’s, she says they have been her rock(s) throughout & she cannot begin to express how much she loves & appreciates everything they have done for us & continue to do so 🤗 We hope everyone is having a Happy #Humpday & thank you to our followers for your support, engagement & kind words😊 ANDDDDDDD last but not least, a massive #thankyou @tilly_and_bella @ezrabellas @thelittlesensorybox @bibblezbibs @bixikids @babease @mwncicymru for providing us with the opportunities you have, we are #overthemoon to be repping the best brands & of course loving all of our #gawjus goodies🙌🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gawjgeorge #curiousgawj #nicubabies #preemie #prematurebaby #babiesofinstagram #natureplayseptember #mummydiaries #motherhood #septembernicuawarenessmonth #mothers #mummyblogger #nicubabies #tagfairlike #tagfairtalk #mumsclikes #mummagrowxl #birthtraumarecovery #nicuawarenessmonth
Olive green is my all time FAV color for this time of year. It goes with pretty much everything, it looks amazing with every skin type, and it brings out ALL of the fall vibes 🍂🙌🏻 - Plus, an olive green based outfit looks even better with a Starbucks cup…
Olive green is my all time FAV color for this time of year. It goes with pretty much everything, it looks amazing with every skin type, and it brings out ALL of the fall vibes 🍂🙌🏻 - Plus, an olive green based outfit looks even better with a Starbucks cup as an accessory 💁🏼‍♀️ - - #lularoe #lularoeaddict #lularoejulia #wiw #ootd #currentlywearing #fallfashion #womanoffaith #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness #shoplocal #northdakota #fargond #westfargond #newlywed #firsttimemom #postpartum #postpartumjourney #csectionmommy #csectionrecovery #traumaticbirth #fourthtrimester #girlmom #momof1 #exclusivepumper
Today, September 10th, is #worldsuicidepreventionday I’m being honest here - I have never experienced such darkness, hopelessness, and lack of care for life since Leo died. I thought I knew what it felt like to be ‘sad’ or ‘depressed’ or ‘hopeless’. God did…
Today, September 10th, is #worldsuicidepreventionday I’m being honest here - I have never experienced such darkness, hopelessness, and lack of care for life since Leo died. I thought I knew what it felt like to be ‘sad’ or ‘depressed’ or ‘hopeless’. God did I have no idea. This has been the most frightening way I’ve ever felt and trust me when I say that nothing could top this. For myself, I would describe the death of my son as life ending. Because let’s be real, had I not had my immediate family around me supporting me in those first few days/weeks/ months it most certainly could have turned out that way. The amazing @sandscharity and the baby loss community on Instagram and Facebook have also been lifelines to me. Sadly, I know too many women and men that I have met since Leo’s death who have experienced the same suicidal feelings because of the death of their children. 𝐖𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟖𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞. That is an incredible and heartbreaking statistic. My point is - please check in on your friends, family and colleagues as often as you can even if they ‘seem’ ok. Trust me when I say that it is so easy to pretend to be ok when you really aren’t. Lots of love to you all 💙👼🏽 #worldsuicidepreventionday
{Part 1 of 3}⁣ ⁣ This isn’t your typical birth announcement.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Trigger warning: Traumatic Birth⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ (Grab a snack, it’s a long story...)⁣⁣ ——————————————————⁣ ⁣⁣ Saturday night 8/31 at 10:54 my baby turned a week old.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We weren’t able to bring baby…
{Part 1 of 3}⁣ ⁣ This isn’t your typical birth announcement.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Trigger warning: Traumatic Birth⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ (Grab a snack, it’s a long story...)⁣⁣ ——————————————————⁣ ⁣⁣ Saturday night 8/31 at 10:54 my baby turned a week old.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We weren’t able to bring baby home until Thursday evening 8/29. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is how our son, Miles Everett Camia, came into our lives.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Danté and I had been planning and preparing for a natural labor and delivery at Natural Beginnings Birthing Center by practicing a relaxation technique called HypnoBabies. We studied the technique to help deal with the fear and discomfort of labor without pain relief. I’m so thankful for this technique and all we learned to help deal with what was to come. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On Friday 8/23 (my due date!) at 2 am I was woken up by cramping and a feeling that things were starting to happen. The night before I had tried everything I could research to kickstart labor, and I was pretty stoked that my efforts had possibly worked! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I told Danté what I was feeling and I texted my Mom, who’s 2 hours away, that I suspected I was in labor. I was able to labor at home for about 19 hours til 9 pm where we headed up to a hotel in Statesville to be close to the Birthing Center for when I was in more active labor.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We went to the Birthing Center around 1:30 am (almost 24 hours in labor) and I labored there for an additional 12 hours. My midwives and nurses felt like family and I trusted them completely with my labor and my baby. I was doing really well laboring naturally, don’t get me wrong-it hurt like a bitch- but my labor stalled at 7 cm and baby's heart rate was consistently dropping during each contraction. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Because baby wasn’t responding well to contractions, the midwives made the decision that it would be safest for baby if we went to the hospital to be constantly monitored and deliver there. Of course I was disappointed that my natural plan has been altered but the safety of our baby was our #1 priority.⁣⁣..
Does hearing babies cry make you trigger? Hearing anything that reminds you of your birth related trauma (or any trauma in your life) can be enough to trigger symptoms of PTSD! get in touch with us to understand why and to rediscover a happier, healthier…
Does hearing babies cry make you trigger? Hearing anything that reminds you of your birth related trauma (or any trauma in your life) can be enough to trigger symptoms of PTSD! get in touch with us to understand why and to rediscover a happier, healthier you (ie a you without your trauma!) #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #badbirth #birthtraumarecovery #ptsd #ptsdtherapy #posttraumaticstressdisorder #depression #anxiety #flashbacks #nightmare #anger #irritable #maternalmentalhealth #paternalmentalhealth #birth #makingbirthbetter #positivebirth #essexmums #essex #essexbaby #birthinessex #postnatal #postnatalptsd #guilt #crying #babycrying #trigger
There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes at One Strong Mumma right now. On the 20th October we turn 1 years old 😱 So for the WHOLE of October we’ll be celebrating ‘1 Year of OSM month’. I started this business at my worst, struggling with PTSD from…
There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes at One Strong Mumma right now. On the 20th October we turn 1 years old 😱 So for the WHOLE of October we’ll be celebrating ‘1 Year of OSM month’. I started this business at my worst, struggling with PTSD from Reuben’s birth. I was low and lonely. OSM helped me in so many more ways than just ‘the money’. I’ve made friends for life, it got me out of the house and I had something to focus on for me. Also knowing that I’ve supported so many other Mums, has just made this experience absolutely incredible. Look out for ‘1 year of OSM’ month, coming soon 💖 • • • • • • • • • • • • • #onestrongmumma #strongkidsclub #strongdadsclub #strongmummaclub #1yearofosmmonth #1yearanniversary #1yearofbusiness #empoweringmums #mumssupportingmums #uksmallbusiness #shopsmalluk #workingmum #parttimeworkingmum #stayathomemum #ptsd #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #postnataldepression #mumguilt #mumanixety #itsokaytonotbeokay #motherhood #childhood #firsttimemum #mumfashion #mumclothing #shopsmall
#worldsuicidepreventionday is today. When we think of women dying around childbirth, we do not connect that to mental health but a physical thing happening. Yet mental health illness is the BIGGEST cause of death in the first year post birth. I believe so…
#worldsuicidepreventionday is today. When we think of women dying around childbirth, we do not connect that to mental health but a physical thing happening. Yet mental health illness is the BIGGEST cause of death in the first year post birth. I believe so strongly that women and men around this time are so unsupported. They need held emotionally, physically and spiritually through the process of birth and the process of becoming mums and dads. The last couple of weeks I’ve been working with families who’s trauma has happened long ago and they’re only now seeking support. They’re only now starting to understand the impact it’s had on their experience. Years of suppressing these feelings of grief, loss, anxiety, hyper vigilance, lack of intimacy, anger, rage. So much attention goes to looking after our babies but we need to redress this and start turning our attention to the parents. Because when we do... GREAT things happen. I believe strongly so much can be done in the antenatal period with how we make parents feel. Education is based around the technicalities of birth and parenting but so little is done to talk about the emotional side... what are parents needs during birth emotionally? As new parents? Where can they get help? If you’re not feeling well - get support. Recovery is possible. Speak to your GP/health visitor/midwife/partner/mum/friends. If this is something you are concerned is happening to a loved on... get them talking, work out ways to let them know they are loved, seek out professional support, get them talking openly to the gp, look out for ways to make them feel good again, give them hugs, make them soup, mother them, tuck them up in bed, take them out for a walk, be compassionate. Don’t invalidate their feelings. Together we can all make changes. If you’re in Edinburgh... come along to our group at @junopmhs. Much love, Tricia www.triciamurray.co.uk
Emersyn had a blast at her NICU reunion Saturday! We got to see all of our favorite nurses and show them all how big she has gotten. She is our big miracle in a little package🎁 and everyone who cared for her remembered just how special (and sassy😉) she is!…
Emersyn had a blast at her NICU reunion Saturday! We got to see all of our favorite nurses and show them all how big she has gotten. She is our big miracle in a little package🎁 and everyone who cared for her remembered just how special (and sassy😉) she is! They all told us we'll be doomed when we hit the teenage years with all the sass and with all the boys. We have such a beautiful and special little girl👑 **** **** **** **** #30weekerpreemie #30weekspregnant #preemiestrong #preemiemom #preemiepower #nicuwarrior #ourlittlepreemie #fromminitomoose #preemie #nicuawareness #pretermlabor #10weeksearly #lifeafternicu #prematurebaby #prematureawareness #traumaticbirth #preemiestrong #preemieprincess #nicumom #nicubaby #nicunurse #nicumiracle miracle #mylittlepreemie #babiesofinstagram #preemiesofinstagram #modelbaby #babyfashionista #cerebralpalsy #hemiplegia
Join TTMF for our next After the NICU Education Series with dinner included. Topic will be Reflective Parenting on September 23 at 6:30pm at Wilton Congregational Church. Learn about parenting through anxiety and developing a healthy parent-child relationship…
Good moms have scary thoughts. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sometimes those thoughts are fleeting and we can emerge from the fog into our new normal in motherhood. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sometimes, though, those scary thoughts can lead to suicide. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Its not something we like to talk about…
Good moms have scary thoughts. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sometimes those thoughts are fleeting and we can emerge from the fog into our new normal in motherhood. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sometimes, though, those scary thoughts can lead to suicide. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ It's not something we like to talk about when we think about motherhood. We'd rather sweep it under the table with all of the other less than rosy parts of motherhood and only show the cute babies and glowing mommies. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ But, part of #authenticpostartum is pulling back the veil and letting everyone see all sides of motherhood.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Today marks the start of Maternal Suicide Awareness Week with @2020mom. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the US and THE leading cause of maternal death in other countries. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Like most true postpartum, maternal suicide isn't limited to just the first six weeks. It can happen any time during the first year, but most commonly between 9-12 months. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you or someone you know needs help:⁠⠀ The PSI warmline can be reached at 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD). Volunteers offer encouragement, information, and treatment resources in your community. (NOTE: Postpartum Support International is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you or someone you know is in crisis please contact:⁠⠀ National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.⁠⠀ National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Website: 1-800-273-8255 or http://ow.ly/a8YC50vWVvc ⁠⠀ 911 or your local emergency number⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #knowmomfacts #momsarnotimmune #morethansixweeks ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀
NICU awareness month ♡ . . . While my experience in the NICU was traumatic, Im always grateful and humbled that we had the opportunity to give the boys their best shot at life. . . . Imagine being told when you were allowed to hold your baby. Missing out…
NICU awareness month ♡ . . . While my experience in the NICU was traumatic, I'm always grateful and humbled that we had the opportunity to give the boys their best shot at life. . . . Imagine being told when you were allowed to hold your baby. Missing out on holding them for the first day of their life because they were overstimulated. Imagine rules like "don't rub their skin," and specific guidelines on how and when you can hold your baby. I cried every day leaving the NICU so I could sleep. . . . I'm grateful for my dear friends and church peers who brought me treats and visited me and my family who stayed with me and the boys. . . . 1 year later I sometimes forget about those NICU days! I'm so glad it happened, but I'm so glad its over.
First day of 5 day 4’s for my wild man, and there are so many emotions. • On Ben’s first day of school last year, I dropped him off, sat on the couch and got really excited for the 10.5 hours a week of alone time I was getting for the next 7 weeks before…
First day of 5 day 4’s for my wild man, and there are so many emotions. • On Ben’s first day of school last year, I dropped him off, sat on the couch and got really excited for the 10.5 hours a week of alone time I was getting for the next 7 weeks before the baby was arriving. Then an hour later, I was in the hospital and completely unaware that all of our lives were about to change forever. I wouldn’t see this smiling guy’s face for another 3 weeks. I dropped him off in this very spot and then when we would hug and see each other again, we would both not be the same people we were that first day of school. • I would be lying if I said those feelings of fear and trauma didn’t creep back up today, but then I looked around. I saw my confident little boy excited for his new adventures, I saw my healthy baby girl giving smiles for the camera and held her walking into drop off, remembering that I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to do these things and feeling very blessed. So Benny Boo, I pray that this year brings you peace, joy and so many wonderful adventures. I can’t wait to see you bloom. 💙 #benbocc #firstdayofschool . . . .
Anyone else have this wish? 🙋🏼‍♀️ - For real though, no one told me my sugar cravings would be INTENSE after I had my baby! They talk about the cravings you get during pregnancy but if I’m being honest, my postpartum cravings have been worse 🤤 - This morning…
Anyone else have this wish? 🙋🏼‍♀️ - For real though, no one told me my sugar cravings would be INTENSE after I had my baby! They talk about the cravings you get during pregnancy but if I’m being honest, my postpartum cravings have been worse 🤤 - This morning I’m going back to intermittent fasting! I did this before I was pregnant, but clearly intermittent fasting isn’t realistic during pregnancy. However, after doing some research, it looks like it is safe when you’re breastfeeding and shouldn’t affect milk supply, so here we go! - I feel as though eating right away in the morning is causing me to feel like I need to eat 24/7. And the amount of sugar I want to consume could probably kill a person. I’m looking forward to not being a slave to hunger and food again! - And no, it’s not going to be skinny but my goal isn’t skinny. My goal is healthy. My goal is to live as long as I can to raise my daughter. My goal is to not have to miss out on things with her due to my health. My goal is to teach her to fuel her body according to what it needs to be healthy, not skinny. Because she, and all of us, deserve to know we’re beautiful. - - #lularoe #lularoeaddict #womanoffaith #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness #shoplocal #northdakota #fargond #westfargond #newlywed #firsttimemom #postpartum #postpartumjourney #csectionmommy #csectionrecovery #traumaticbirth #fourthtrimester #girlmom #momof1 #exclusivepumper
BIRTH & PERINATAL TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP is back on tomorrow (9th September) from 10am-11.30am at the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge with Sarah (@tobirthandbeyond) and Tricia (@triciamurrayuk). This group is for you if you’ve had a difficult birth or experience…
BIRTH & PERINATAL TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP is back on tomorrow (9th September) from 10am-11.30am at the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge with Sarah ( @tobirthandbeyond) and Tricia ( @triciamurrayuk). This group is for you if you’ve had a difficult birth or experience around your birth. If you’d like more information then drop us a message at juno.enquiries @gmail.com.
“Having kids ruins your body.” . When I first found out I was pregnant with my son, my first reaction wasn’t over-the-moon excitement. I wasn’t ready. I was terrified. I wasn’t a “baby person” and had never changed a diaper in my life. I also didn’t want…
“Having kids ruins your body.” . When I first found out I was pregnant with my son, my first reaction wasn’t over-the-moon excitement. I wasn’t ready. I was terrified. I wasn’t a “baby person” and had never changed a diaper in my life. I also didn’t want to “ruin my body.” . I’m a little ashamed to admit that I felt that way now that I have two babies that mean more to me than anything in the entire world 👦🏼👶🏼 . After having a traumatic vaginal birth with my son (a 4th degree tear) and then a c-section with my daughter, no, my body is NOT the same. I pee a little when I jump rope 😂 and I haven’t been able to get the super flat tummy I had pre-kids. But my body is not ruined- neither is yours- and it’s time to thank that body for the amazing things it’s done, no matter what exit ramp your babes took to get out 😉😘 . . #csection #csectionscar #oneyearlater #mombod #postpartumbody #postpartumweightloss #4thdegreetear #traumaticbirth #traumaticbirthsurvivor
I’m so happy to see me lookin like myself☺️ Honestly, as a veteran I have PTSD #oef #oif #ond My baby came into this world not breathing, I came home without him #traumaticbirth #nicubabies I formulated a momtribe #biscuitsandbabies that fit my needs as I…
I’m so happy to see me lookin like myself☺️ Honestly, as a veteran I have PTSD #oef #oif #ond My baby came into this world not breathing, I came home without him #traumaticbirth #nicubabies I formulated a momtribe #biscuitsandbabies that fit my needs as I struggled thru postpartum anxiety I fought through delayed postpartum depression, by myself, for myself and survived ... . . This year has been long and fast and hard and magical... so to see this pic where my smile is genuine, is beautiful! . . I’ve always been strong but this year has tested that strength and I survived the 4th trimester 🙌🏽 . . I don’t think women talk about the reality of the transition to motherhood... maybe because there isn’t enough time to process and share it, maybe because we don’t want to scare the shit out of each other, maybe some of us haven’t admitted we’ve changed, and maybe some of us are still fighting. Look, I see you, I am you. I am transparent for you! I’m on this side rooting for you... . . #sahm #sahmlife #blacksahm #momlife #motherhood #mama #journey #4thtrimester #postpartum #mentalhealth #mentalstability #firsttimemom #boymom #toddler
She climbed up on this rock, and said “mommy, take my picture!” Is she not the cutest thing? Today we have an eye doctors appointment to check the nerve damage in her face. Honestly I often forget that our Trumatic birth story ended with irreversible nerve…
She climbed up on this rock, and said “mommy, take my picture!” Is she not the cutest thing? Today we have an eye doctors appointment to check the nerve damage in her face. Honestly I often forget that our Trumatic birth story ended with irreversible nerve damage. That is, until someone asks “what’s wrong with her eye?” “Is her eye always like that?” “What is she doing with her eye?!” Or, OR when a seven year old boy wouldn’t let her play with him at the playground, and told all the kids to “run from the one eyes monster” yeah then I remember. I remember that my little girl is the most beautiful, Spirited, gift to earth. I can not believe that I, made this amazing girl. I hope to raise her to be an amazing human, who doesn’t point out the flaws in others, who doesn’t tease someone for having something that makes them, them. I hope others do the same, so my children can grow up in a world with less hate and more love. • • • #nerverdamage #traumaticbirth #toddler #stopbullying #rhodeislandmom #toddlermom #takemypicture #mommyblogger #mommy #lovenothate #morelovelesshate
#FridayIntroductions Time!⁠ ⁠ There are a lot of new faces here! Hi—Im Mia, and Im a wife and mom of 2 cute kids under the age of 3.⁠ ⁠ This whole journey of sharing my life on social media began in May 2017, when I first shared my struggle with anxiety…
#FridayIntroductions Time!⁠ ⁠ There are a lot of new faces here! Hi—I'm Mia, and I'm a wife and mom of 2 cute kids under the age of 3.⁠ ⁠ This whole journey of sharing my life on social media began in May 2017, when I first shared my struggle with anxiety and depression on my YouTube channel (link in bio).⁠ ⁠ It took over a year to find the courage to share the story of my traumatic first birth with the world about how my doctor performed an episiotomy on me without my consent in a non-emergency situation. ⁠ ⁠ Since then, I've opened up about my journey through postpartum depression and anxiety to help other moms conquer this battle so that they can thrive and find their joy again!⁠ ⁠ I think there's a HUGE GAP in the resources to prepare a woman for the mental and emotional transition that happens when you become a mom, and I'm on a mission to change that!⁠ ⁠ I have an eBook called 10 Ways to Get More Help and Make Motherhood So Much Easier—and it's freakin' awesome. Today is the last day to get it for F R E E. So head to the link in my bio to sign up and get it!⁠ ⁠ Thank you all so much for being so supportive and empathetic! I appreciate you following my journey! I hope what you learn here empowers you to be your own advocate and live your best life!⁠ ⁠ So, tell me, what's your biggest challenge in motherhood right now?⁠ ⁠ #traumaticbirth #motherhood #honestmotherhood #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #ppd #ppa #ppdhelp #ppahelp #ppdsupport #supportformoms #overcomingchallenges #momlifestruggles #thrivingasamother
The Mother’s Circle will meet again September 10th. Group will meet in the conference room of the building every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 7pm. Cost for the group is $20 per person/meeting. . Mama, come to this support group if youre…
The Mother’s Circle will meet again September 10th. Group will meet in the conference room of the building every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 7pm. Cost for the group is $20 per person/meeting. . Mama, come to this support group if you're not feeling like yourself. If you don't understand why you feel the way you do during your pregnancy or after the birth of your baby. You are not alone! . Please contact me via phone or email to confirm attendance and learn more details of the group. I am looking forward to seeing this group grow. There is so much healing that can come when we build community with other women. #perinatalmentalhealth #mentalhealth #therapy #lcsw #women #postpartumdepression #depression #anxiety #postpartumanxiety #traumaticbirth #birthtrauma #postpartumstress #supportgroup #perinatalsupportgroup
👀 Do you recognise any of these symptoms in yourself or anyone you know after they have had a traumatic pregnancy, birth or early parenting experience? 🤰👶 If yes, then please direct them to Mind-Baby-Body who can help them to stop suffering these symptoms…
👀 Do you recognise any of these symptoms in yourself or anyone you know after they have had a traumatic pregnancy, birth or early parenting experience? 🤰👶 If yes, then please direct them to Mind-Baby-Body who can help them to stop suffering these symptoms and to feel like themselves again 💜💚 #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #badbirth #birth #therapy #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #postnatal #postnatalptsd #mindbabybody #pregnant #pregancy #anxiety #pstdsymptoms #flashback #nightmare #reliving #anger #irritable #guilt #depression #pnd #postnataldepression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness
BIRTH AND BABY PRACTITIONERS…. TRAUMATIC BIRTH RECOVERY 3 STEP REWIND TRAINING EDINBURGH, 9TH/10TH OCTOBER 2019 3 SPACES LEFT I am thrilled to be bringing @traumatic_birth_recovery training to Scotland and the North East. I did this course in 2016 as I felt…
BIRTH AND BABY PRACTITIONERS…. TRAUMATIC BIRTH RECOVERY 3 STEP REWIND TRAINING EDINBURGH, 9TH/10TH OCTOBER 2019 3 SPACES LEFT I am thrilled to be bringing @traumatic_birth_recovery training to Scotland and the North East. I did this course in 2016 as I felt out of my depth supporting mums and dads I was working with who had had a difficult birth or perinatal experience. Here’s how TBR 3 Step REWIND Technique can help the parents you work with: The aim is to allow parents to come to terms with their birth or post-birth experience.  It won’t erase the memory of their baby’s birth/experience, but it will enable them to reflect differently and lift the symptoms of the trauma. * It identifies and isolates specific memories or series of events around their birth/experience that are causing them difficulty to process * It explores how their birth is still affecting them * It uses Solutions Focussed Questions to explore how they want to feel and uses their internal resources * The REWIND process will lift the symptoms of the trauma * Helps them re-gain control and get on with life again * They may be able to discuss their experience without being activated * They may feel much more positive towards the experience * It may give you the freedom to confidently plan their next birth More details available from here: http://triciamurray.co.uk/traumatic-birth-recovery-3-step-rewind-training/ (or message me) Much love, Tricia xxx
RVF EXPLAINED👇🏻 Before I gave birth to Annabelle I was only aware of the possibility of tearing and even then I hadn’t considered the fact it could happen to me! 😳 I certainly had never heard of a Rectovaginal fistula! As you may have already read, my severe…
RVF EXPLAINED👇🏻 Before I gave birth to Annabelle I was only aware of the possibility of tearing and even then I hadn’t considered the fact it could happen to me! 😳 I certainly had never heard of a Rectovaginal fistula! As you may have already read, my severe tears and hematoma looks to have lead to my RVF. 😭 This is an extremely complex and rare birth injury which at times can be very difficult to treat. 😔 The condition can cause such emotional distress alongside physical pain or discomfort. This in turn can have such a huge impact on a woman’s self- esteem, body confidence and intimacy with her partner. 👎🏻 I was one of the “lucky” ones. I didn’t experience the full effects the RVF can leave on the body but I knew that something was wrong. My stitches were not staying in and kept getting infected even 8 weeks post- partum. I felt like something had been missed so pushed for an MRI with contrast which eventually detected a very small pinhole fistula. I did have surgery to place in a seton which was very painful but it eventually fell out on its own. By 6 months post partum i was told the fistula had healed over itself. There is no way I would have got through that difficult time without the support groups on Facebook. I will share these in a follow up post. Depending on the size and location of a fistula, symptoms can include: ❗️passing of gas, stool or pus through the vagina. (Please seek immediate medical advice) ❗️re-current vaginal infections or UTI’s. ❗️irritation or pain within the vulva, vagina or perinium. ❗️pain during sexual intercourse. As always, my inbox is open if you wish to ask more questions privately 🤗 #birthinjury #birthinjuryawareness #rectovaginalfistula #mybirthstory #postpartumsupport #traumaticbirth #motherhood #pelvicfloorphysicaltherapy
✨ SUPPORT NETWORK ✨ Throughout this journey I’ve found the biggest part of my recovery has been down to the support I have around me. 🤗 ☝🏻This handsome man right here deserves a medal for all that he has done (and had to put up with). 🏅I’m going to be really…
✨ SUPPORT NETWORK ✨ Throughout this journey I’ve found the biggest part of my recovery has been down to the support I have around me. 🤗 ☝🏻This handsome man right here deserves a medal for all that he has done (and had to put up with). 🏅I’m going to be really honest here, the last 2 years have really tested us, it’s been emotional, challenging and at times we have had extreme low points. 😔 Mark and I have been together for 15 years so we already had an incredibly strong bond. 🥰 But as anyone who has been through a journey like ours, you will know how much strain it can have on your closest relationships. I think for me personally I was always so fixated on how to get myself better as soon as possible. I was focused on my health and taking care of Annabelle. Mark seemed to be holding it altogether so I completely missed the signs that he was struggling too. 😭 At times I would feel envious of Mark because from my perspective he got this beautiful baby and could continue with his work and active life. He wasn’t in pain (well not physically) and didn’t have to completely change his life. I was so wrong though. He had to watch his wife suffer daily in pain, he was grieving the life we thought we would have with a new baby and on top of that he had to keep his work and home- life in check. 😱 Health care professionals would be good at asking how Annabelle and I were, but for Mark, he felt left in a corner trying to hold it altogether. Mark will be writing more about his side of the story very soon as we really want to highlight the importance of partners in this journey too. 👍🏻 Our advice for anyone going through a situation like ours it to keep an eye on each other. Keep the communication going. 🤗 You WILL come out the other side of this. Please seek professional help if you are struggling with your mental health. There is NO shame. 🤗 Luckily for us we picked up on each other’s mental health fairly quickly and decided to each go into counselling to help us process the trauma. We have come out even stronger as a couple and really feel that we are more resilient as people. @motherswith4thdegreetears @the_babys_ok_am_i have you any thoughts on this?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, your story matters 💙 #womenshealthweek • @miahemstad I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my traumatic birth experience and my journey of overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety with @lovewhatmatters blog. ⁠…
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, your story matters 💙 #womenshealthweek@miahemstad I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my traumatic birth experience and my journey of overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety with @lovewhatmatters blog. ⁠ ⁠ It really is a story of hope, love, and self-discovery.⁠ ⁠ So many women have traumatic birth stories, and I want you to know that it is not your fault. ⁠ ⁠ You did an amazing thing by bringing new life into the world. ⁠ ⁠ I will only celebrate you and let you know that you're stronger than you think, and if you need support, please seek it out. It might be hard to find, but you're worth the search. <3⁠ ⁠ If you're struggling with postpartum depression, please reach out to @postpartumhelp. They are an amazing FREE resource. You can find them online at www.postpartum.net⁠ ⁠ Read at the link in my profile!⁠ ⁠ #traumaticbirth #birthtrauma #motherhood #birth #birthstories #mybirthstory #mybirth #respectwomen #patientrights #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #ppd #ppa #ppdhelp #ppahelp #ppdsupport #postpartumsupport #momssupportingmoms
Fill in the blank. “I’ll be happy when my child sleeps through the night.” “I’ll be happy when my child weans.” “I’ll be happy when...” Do you find yourself waiting for the future to find happiness? Every moment of the present, we are creating our future.…
Fill in the blank. “I’ll be happy when my child sleeps through the night.” “I’ll be happy when my child weans.” “I’ll be happy when...” Do you find yourself waiting for the future to find happiness? Every moment of the present, we are creating our future. By waiting or wishing for a milestone to be happy, we are actually robbing ourselves (& our children) of happiness in the present & future. The present may be difficult, but it is a stage. It will pass. Find something beautiful in the present so your future reflects it. . 🤰🏽 . 🤱 . 👶🏾 . #joyouscounseling #pmad #postpartum #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #maternal #maternity #motherhood #pregnancy #bundle #baby #joyous #florida #lcsw #counseling #therapy #therapist #yourenotalone #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #parenting #mom #mama #imh #infantmentalhealth #happiness #behappy
Two more news outlets picked up my story that I shared with Love What Matters. ⁠ ⁠ Although its really shocking to see that my story is being shared much farther than my little YouTube channel, Im thankful, so thankful, that other women can learn from what…
Two more news outlets picked up my story that I shared with Love What Matters. ⁠ ⁠ Although it's really shocking to see that my story is being shared much farther than my little YouTube channel, I'm thankful, so thankful, that other women can learn from what happened to me and hopefully be empowered to advocate for themselves during pregnancy and postpartum. ⁠ ⁠ I've been getting a lot of comments and messages from mothers who went through the same thing and are so glad that they weren't the only ones.⁠ ⁠ But, I've also gotten plenty of comments from women who said that their doctors performed episiotomies without their consent with every birth, and some are asking me, "What's changed? Why do you think you should have been able to give consent?"⁠ ⁠ These comments show that women have been conditioned to believe that they have no say in what a doctor does to them. This is a lie.⁠ ⁠ My story is so much bigger than me. ⁠ ⁠ It shows that in our world, and in the US, we have a serious issue in how we treat pregnant women and mothers in the medical system and in society as a whole.⁠ ⁠ All I can say is that the people who are raising human beings deserve way better than this.⁠ ⁠ If you could do me a favor, please keep sharing this message. Thank you. <3⁠ ⁠ @lovewhatmatters ⁠ ⁠ #momsdeservebetter #traumaticbirth #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #PPD #PPA #supportformoms #postpartumsupport
Baby girl. How was this almost 17 months ago?? I went into labor with Avonlea on her due date around 7pm, and about 5-6 hours later we headed to the hospital thinking we’d see our little girl soon. Boy we’re we wrong. I labored for 28 hours before I could…
Baby girl. How was this almost 17 months ago?? I went into labor with Avonlea on her due date around 7pm, and about 5-6 hours later we headed to the hospital thinking we’d see our little girl soon. Boy we’re we wrong. I labored for 28 hours before I could start pushing. Then, an hour and a half into pushing they said they were going to either use a vacuum to get her out or we were going to have an emergency c-section. Thankfully they were able to help her out with the vacuum, and at 11:37pm April 6th, I got to hold my little girl. It was a pretty violent experience, using a vacuum to get her out, causing me to “borderline hemorrhage” per the doctor who delivered her, and “a transfusion was needed” but never given, but thankfully she was healthy and safely out, so it didn’t really matter to me how they accomplished it. Labor and birth is a crazy experience like no other, I’m sure you other moms out there have your stories to share! And dads, if you’re anything like my husband the labor process is torture for him because he is a fixer, and it wasn’t something he could fix. But these babies are so worth all of it, the 9 months of carrying, the birth, and the changes to our body that we might not have been ready for (I know I wasn’t!). Parents, you rock. Don’t forget that through all of the sleepless nights, endless screaming, the tantrums... you’ve got this. ❤️ * * * #birthstory #traumaticbirth #momlife #parenting #twoundertwo #girlmom #californiamom #bayareamom #motherhood #beautifulmess #bloggermom #babiesofinstagram #avischildhood 💕
Be Kind. . . . Ive heard that saying many times. It holds a lot of weight on it. A simple gesture can change someones world. Strangers occasionally approach me and tell me how proud they are of me. They say Im doing a good job. What they dont know is…
Be Kind. . . . I've heard that saying many times. It holds a lot of weight on it. A simple gesture can change someone's world. Strangers occasionally approach me and tell me how proud they are of me. They say I'm doing a good job. What they don't know is I was telling myself how miserable I am just 5 minutes ago. . . . Strangers make silly faces and play with the boys while I'm at the checkout. What could have been a screaming mayhem turns into a breeze. It's simply kindness, but it made the difference to my life. . . . I can easily name times people have been annoying, rude, and insensitive. It is unfortunately too easy. Kindness is just as easy. And it's better. . . . How has someone shown you kindness today?
𑁍 𝙱𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙿𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚖 𑁍 Today I want to talk about how difficult times were during birth and shortly after. As I stated in my blog post (link in bio), i had less than a few hours to prepare for my birth. I had no say whatsoever. Time was ticking and I only…
𑁍 𝙱𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙿𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚖 𑁍 Today I want to talk about how difficult times were during birth and shortly after. As I stated in my blog post (link in bio), i had less than a few hours to prepare for my birth. I had no say whatsoever. Time was ticking and I only had one option. C-section. 𝑆𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑. 𝑅𝑜𝑏𝑏𝑒𝑑. Luckily, I got the greatest gift out of everything—𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫. But, I’m 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 allowed to be hurt and uncomfortable about my situation. I had to lay on a cold hard table, completely vulnerable and scared. This certainly wasn’t how I wanted my birth plan to go. After coming out of surgery and being drugged and exhausted and feeling every emotion in the book, I was bombarded by family members feeling 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑑 to come meet my freshly born baby. Totally disregarding what I just went through, and I was expected to just willingly allow any visitors who wanted to come. Because they were “𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦”. Even though some of those family members didn’t previously make any sort of effort to have a relationship with ME at all. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 they wanted a relationship. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 they wanted to come around. And so I said yes. I let everyone come up. I once again put aside my feelings and health to benefit others. As soon as they left I completely 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑡 it. Cried the hardest I’ve ever cried, right in my mamas arms. One again— 𝑆𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑. 𝑅𝑜𝑏𝑏𝑒𝑑. Obviously, I am blessed and grateful to have the family I do. But, I’m 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 allowed to feel hurt and uncomfortable about my situation. This rocky start to motherhood truly affected me in a deep way. I developed some extreme anxiety. My chest would feel so heavy and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I was smothered and suffocated by the constant pressure of family wanting to visit. I was made out to be the bad guy for just needing time and space to adjust to my entirely new world and role as a mother. Next time around I will do things 𝑚𝑦 way and I promise I won’t feel bad about it one bit. I will put myself first because a healthy mama and healthy baby are the 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 important pieces to this puzzle.
~ F I R S T ~ P H O T O S ~ . . Sat here looking through the first photos we took of Eliza. She was already a few hours old here. I don’t have that photo every one has of the baby plonked on the chest, or the one in the c section of my head with Eliza wrapped…
~ F I R S T ~ P H O T O S ~ . . Sat here looking through the first photos we took of Eliza. She was already a few hours old here. I don’t have that photo every one has of the baby plonked on the chest, or the one in the c section of my head with Eliza wrapped in a towel being held next to me. It all went very wrong after a 7day labour. Before I knew it we were in the operating theatre. We had no phones on us because it was all so rushed and even if we did have our phones she was taken away that quickly it wouldn’t have mattered. . . I didn’t get to see her, I didn’t hear her cry...they just took her. I could hear some suctioning noises and then she was gone. Mark went with her and still to this day I don’t actually know where or why they went 🤦‍♀️she was brought in to me a couple of hours later but was then taken again for a lumber puncture 😩 . . Was I upset that I hadn’t seen her for hours? That I hadn’t heard her cry? That I didn’t even know how she was? That I didn’t get to hold her first or be the first person she smelt? Yes I was! We all have an expectation of birth in our heads and we all know they very rarely go to plan but mine was that far away from the plan that I felt completely lost. Obviously I understood that they were actually doing everything they needed to do to keep her alive and I am so so grateful to all of the staff that did what they did. Things wouldn’t have ended this way if they had been quicker to spot the signs however, we are both still here and healthy and I’m so lucky to have her 💖 . . #newborn #birthstory #traumaticbirth #birthexpectations #birthingplan #birthplan #poorlybaby #daddyanddaughter #pnd #postnataldepression #ptsd #trauma #thankful #nhs #midwives #lucky #grateful #sepsis #sepsisawareness #labour #firstbaby #birth #babiesofinstagram #lookingback
Ive been pretty open about the fact I struggled massively in the first month of Jordys life. Beyond the usual baby blues, I had postnatal anxiety and only recently realised I had D-MER. For someone who always considered myself to be mentally tough this…
I've been pretty open about the fact I struggled massively in the first month of Jordy's life. Beyond the usual baby blues, I had postnatal anxiety and only recently realised I had D-MER. For someone who always considered myself to be 'mentally tough' this nearly broke me. I would sit on the couch all day hysterically crying. I couldn't speak about Jordy's traumatic birth without spontaneously bursting into tears. I knew what I was feeling wasn't normal, but I didn't know how to fix it. However my crying slowly went from all day, to once a day, to realising I got through a whole day without crying. I told someone my birth story without crying. Fast forward to today and I can happily say that I am out of the darkness and thoroughly enjoying being a mumma bear to this perfect baby boy 😀 Things that helped me get through: • family & friends- thank you for your support in the early weeks and for checking in on me ❤ • @crossfitstkilda -I waited 6 weeks after emergency c section (GP clearance) to do any form of 'real exercise', but just being able to have a purpose to my day, to socialise, made a huge difference to my mental health. The mental recovery from the c section was so much harder than the physical. Thank you 💜 • @willbyswindandcolicmix - Jordy was a completely different baby since starting on this • @wotbaby- to have guidance from such a comprehensive source gave me confidence and reassurance. Jordy is an amazing sleeper and it's all thanks to them. • Goes without saying- my Nate - we figured it out together. I love you endlessly 💙 I still experience D-MER, sometimes it's so bad I consider giving up breastfeeding. But I tell myself each time that it will pass, and it does. Jordy is the best thing that's ever happened to us and brings us so much love and light, our hearts explode. If you're struggling - please reach out and talk about it with your family and friends. If you have a friend who's a new mumma- please check in with them if they're ok. Thank you for listening x
Trigger Warning ⚠️ (ptsd & anxiety) You might be surprised how much people don’t know about your struggle. I felt like I had been asked often enough, stumbled over my emotions trying to tell my story to others time and time again since the trauma. Somehow…
Trigger Warning ⚠️ (ptsd & anxiety) You might be surprised how much people don’t know about your struggle. I felt like I had been asked often enough, stumbled over my emotions trying to tell my story to others time and time again since the trauma. Somehow so many people close to me seemed to not hear that it was something I felt weighing me and and almost choking me down facing alone. I am almost brought to tears daily from one thing or another triggering my anxiety of all the pressure of being in control of so many things and realizing you never truly have control. Sometimes the biggest brightest smiles hide the darkest deep emotions. One of the biggest revelations I had after doing an interview on the spot for a an unfiltered unscripted mommy vlog(YouTube link in bio) was after being told the story was sort of hard to listen to what I went through.. was that people may not understand what you went through but your truth is important. Truth is heavy, often too heavy to carry alone. Don’t carry it alone. Smile because you survived, but don’t be afraid to let the heaviness out and feel your emotions from a loving space. The ones who judge your openness were never meant for you. #healingmom #ptsd #anxiety #smilingdepression #postpartumanxiety #mentalhealthawareness #rawmotherhood #healingenergy #traumaticbirth #traumaticbirthstory #ourbodiescanheal #yourtruth #yourtruthmatters
I would like to throw a fit, kick my feet, and scream at a few people. Emersyn has been booted off her insurance as of the 1st since she turned one in August. Although I had submitted all her paperwork beforehand...so now she will be missing therapy, several…
I would like to throw a fit, kick my feet, and scream at a few people. Emersyn has been booted off her insurance as of the 1st since she turned one in August. Although I had submitted all her paperwork beforehand...so now she will be missing therapy, several appointments this week, and it's putting her AFOs behind schedule..so angry. 😠😤 Sure we could pay out of pocket for everything as the insurance company has told us. And they'll reimburse us, but who has that money to just throw out there??? Not us😒 **** **** **** **** 📸: @sbaaphotography #30weekerpreemie #30weekspregnant #preemiestrong #preemiemom #preemiepower #nicuwarrior #ourlittlepreemie #fromminitomoose #preemie #nicuawareness #pretermlabor #10weeksearly #lifeafternicu #prematurebaby #prematureawareness #traumaticbirth #preemiestrong #preemieprincess #nicumom #nicubaby #nicunurse #nicumiracle miracle #mylittlepreemie #babiesofinstagram #preemiesofinstagram #modelbaby #babyfashionista #cerebralpalsy #hemiplegia
September is #nicuawarenessmonth as well as Corbin’s birth month. The NICU world is an unforgettable place, filled with fear and gratitude. Fear of the unknowns yet, gratitude for the incredible team. They say it takes a village. Whew, that’s the truth! Without…
September is #nicuawarenessmonth as well as Corbin’s birth month. The NICU world is an unforgettable place, filled with fear and gratitude. Fear of the unknowns yet, gratitude for the incredible team. They say it takes a village. Whew, that’s the truth! Without them, each one with a different title & role, Corbin wouldn’t be here. We continue to thank God for these angels on earth & his healing hands. • • Dr. Kamdar, our first NICU physician, coincidentally was the one to discharge our son, after 15 weeks. We went back to his first home, almost 2 years later. Dr. Kamdar happened to be on shift! She came through those doors with the biggest smile. I asked if she remembered us, laughing now, because he’s unforgettable! She said “of course, I remember the exact room, how sick he was & we couldn’t figure out what in the world was going on, look at him now”. I could see pure joy as she watched him, now, running around, dumping toys, smiling, babbling. • • The NICU will always be a part of our lives, including those who graciously cared for our son. The memories aren’t always pretty, mostly traumatic, actually. Through it all, this journey has shaped us, put life into perspective, showed us just how precious life is.
Trauma is not a life sentence. We have the ability, the tools, and the help out there to get help. Grief and trauma are different. Trauma and living with PTSD was one of the most horrific times in my life. The constant state of anxiety, stress, and fear.…
Trauma is not a life sentence. We have the ability, the tools, and the help out there to get help. Grief and trauma are different. Trauma and living with PTSD was one of the most horrific times in my life. The constant state of anxiety, stress, and fear. Living in constant fear of the normal, every day, even healthy thing. Sleep. I feared my other children would die in their sleep, I feared other people's children would die in their sleep. I feared Justin would die in his sleep. My trauma faced me every day many times a day in my life. But if I am able to live and say that I'm (mostly) better. If I can put my baby to sleep for a nap and not check on him. If I'm able to let it be in Gods hands instead of checking on all my kids every night. If I'm able to watch others people's children without fear of them dying on me. Then I know it's possible to heal trauma. If it's possible for me, then it's possible for you. I know it is. Do you?
As a rape survivor, I had wanted my birthing experience to be one in which I took back control of my body and birthed in my power. I prepared for birth as best I could. I hired a doula, I made sure my mom had flown over from Scotland to be at the birth, I…
As a rape survivor, I had wanted my birthing experience to be one in which I took back control of my body and birthed in my power. I prepared for birth as best I could. I hired a doula, I made sure my mom had flown over from Scotland to be at the birth, I went a perinatal psychotherapist throughout my pregnancy, I sought the care of a hospital-based midwife, I attended an excellent private childbirth education class as well as the hospital one, and I received birth counselling with someone trained by Penny Simkin herself. I felt confident that my Ph.D. research on trauma and consent would mean that I would be able to advocate for myself in the birth room. But I was wrong. You see, my providers were not sensitive to my needs as a survivor. My consent was ignored, I was repeatedly penetrated without being asked, labor land felt disconcertingly like dissociation, and I came away feeling broken. I was shocked that I had been unable to advocate for myself – after all I had so many privileges, I was white, well-educated, well-off – I was an academic whose research focused on consent. I am sad this was my birth experience, but I am grateful for the knowledge it has given me – the knowledge that it is not just parents who need education and birth preparation, but also birth workers who need to understand the needs of survivors giving birth and their role in providing trauma-informed care. I am grateful for the knowledge that it is too much to expect birthing people to advocate for themselves in the middle of labor - I am grateful to know that healthcare professionals and birth workers need to focus on finding to ways to facilitate birthing people’s voice, their consent and their autonomy while birthing people focus on bringing their babies into the light. This experience has given me my life’s mission – to bring trauma-informed care to the forefront of maternity care so that my story is not yours - Justine #resilientbirth
Lets discuss Mamas Reposted from @mombrain.therapist (@get_regrann) - Unplanned c-sections can have a big impact on new mothers physical and mental health. New research from the Journal of Health and Economics (2019) shows an increased likelihood of postpartum…
Lets discuss Mama's Reposted from @mombrain.therapist ( @get_regrann) - Unplanned c-sections can have a big impact on new mother's physical and mental health. New research from the Journal of Health and Economics (2019) shows an increased likelihood of postpartum depression in first time mother's who deliver their baby by unplanned/emergency c-sections. This is important because it shows a need for more mental health monitoring and support for their recovery. ⁣ ⁣ Did you have a planned or unplanned c-section? Did the experience impact your mental health? How could you have been better supported in this experience?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #csectionmommy #csection #csectionrecovery #csectionscar #csectionbirth #emergencycsection #csectionbaby #postpartum #postnatal #postnataldepression #postpartumdepression #postpartumdepressionawareness #newmomlife #childbirth #childbirtheducation #childbirthpreparation #newbornmom #postpartumdoula #postpartumlife #csectionmom #breastfeedingsupport #birthplan #laboranddelivery #maternalmhmatters #newmommylife #postpartumrecovery #maternalmentalhealth #postpartumdepressionsurvivor #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth
one of the most common triggers for symptoms of PTSD is seeing someone who was involved in some way during your trauma. Even just seeing someone who looks similar (stature, facial features, hair colour, clothing) can be enough to cause a flare up of your…
one of the most common triggers for symptoms of PTSD is seeing someone who was involved in some way during your trauma. Even just seeing someone who looks similar (stature, facial features, hair colour, clothing) can be enough to cause a flare up of your anxiety, panic, stress, depression, anger, irritability, flashbacks, nightmares etc. Experiencing this can be scary and feel random and explainable BUT they are not random or explainable. Instead they are totally normal responses to a trauma trigger - to find out why this is normal and to help explain some of your symptoms please do just get in touch. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #badbirth #birthtraumarecovery #ptsd #ptsdtherapy #posttraumaticstressdisorder #depression #anxiety #flashbacks #nightmare #anger #irritable #maternalmentalhealth #paternalmentalhealth #birth #makingbirthbetter #positivebirth #essexmums #essex #essexbaby #birthinessex #postnatal #postnatalptsd  #face #stature #person #guilt
I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my traumatic birth experience and my journey of overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety with @lovewhatmatters blog. ⁠ ⁠ It really is a story of hope, love, and self-discovery.⁠ ⁠ So many women have traumatic…
I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my traumatic birth experience and my journey of overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety with @lovewhatmatters blog. ⁠ ⁠ It really is a story of hope, love, and self-discovery.⁠ ⁠ So many women have traumatic birth stories, and I want you to know that it is not your fault. ⁠ ⁠ You did an amazing thing by bringing new life into the world. ⁠ ⁠ I will only celebrate you and let you know that you're stronger than you think, and if you need support, please seek it out. It might be hard to find, but you're worth the search. <3⁠ ⁠ If you're struggling with postpartum depression, please reach out to @postpartumhelp. They are an amazing FREE resource. You can find them online at www.postpartum.net⁠ ⁠ Read at the link in my profile!⁠ ⁠ #traumaticbirth #birthtrauma #motherhood #birth #birthstories #mybirthstory #mybirth #respectwomen #patientrights #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #ppd #ppa #ppdhelp #ppahelp #ppdsupport #postpartumsupport #momssupportingmoms
Around 1 in 3 births are REPORTED to be traumatic... the reality is it could be higher. Some of these mums and dad’s develop PTSD as a result. If you are working families around this time, then how able are you to know how to support them? Do you know how…
Around 1 in 3 births are REPORTED to be traumatic... the reality is it could be higher. Some of these mums and dad’s develop PTSD as a result. If you are working families around this time, then how able are you to know how to support them? Do you know how to help them in a way that’s trauma informed? I’m facilitating @traumatic_birth_recovery 3 Step REWIND technique training next month in Edinburgh. You will: - Gain knowledge and confidence to know what birth and perinatal trauma is and how it differs to other perinatal mental health - Understand the impact of birth and perinatal trauma - Learn how to not make the birth and perinatal trauma worse by learning how to listen, reflect and validate - Work with their internal resources to help them see how they could overcome their trauma - Support families safely, gently and efficiently to relieve them of the symptoms of trauma using the REWIND technique - Improve your understanding of working with families around this time and improve your practice and approach as a practitioner in this area - Offer this alongside what you already do as a separate service if you choose to I am thrilled to now be offering this course in Scotland and the North East of England. The first course is happening on the 9th/10th October and there are 4 places left. There’s more details on my website here: http://triciamurray.co.uk/traumatic-birth-recovery-3-step-rewind-training/ I’m happy to answer any further questions you have - feel free to DM or email me - hello @triciamurray.co.uk. Much love, Tricia xxx