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Did you know that birth trauma affects around 30% of women? It can also affect birthing partners, members of the family and the staff involved too 💔 It is very unfortunate that not every birthing experience is all ‘rainbows & butterflies’ sadly #birthtrauma…
Did you know that birth trauma affects around 30% of women? It can also affect birthing partners, members of the family and the staff involved too 💔 It is very unfortunate that not every birthing experience is all ‘rainbows & butterflies’ sadly #birthtrauma is very real 😔 The aim of the wonderful Make Birth Better Organisation is to do exactly that 👌🏼 Make Birth Better For Everyone! They are also working together with Ambassadors like myself to not only raise awareness of the affects & existence of birth trauma, but to direct parents, partners, families & professionals to the resources available & to those who can help 🙌🏽 Please do not suffer in silence & get in touch. Alternatively check out the @birthbetter & @birth_trauma_association_uk pages to find out more 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #babiesofinstagram #toddlersofinstagram #babies #unbiasedbirth #endthestigma #makebirthbetter #birthingright #birthtraumaawareness #babyboy #babygirl #preemie #premature #birthtraumarecovery #birthtraumahealing #birthtraumaawareness @birthbetter #postpartumdepression #postpartumdads @nhs_wales_awards @cavuhb @aneurinbevanuhb @betsicadwaladr_uhb #itsokaytonotbeokay #mumslikeus #mumslikesx #mummydiaries #chatlikemex
This is a nice gentle reminder that no matter how I try to phrase or how much I say my book is not trying to change peoples beliefs about childbirth, it still might be interpreted that way..... ♥️ The focus is to ensure parents have access to unbiased information…
This is a nice gentle reminder that no matter how I try to phrase or how much I say my book is not trying to change people's beliefs about childbirth, it still might be interpreted that way..... ♥️ The focus is to ensure parents have access to unbiased information about labour and birth. ♥️ ....And there is not too much more I can do, other than say what is in the book. . Want to find out more..👇 For updates about the official launch 👉 www.bravemumma.com 👉 hit the 'notify me' button ♥️ #unbiased #unbiasedbirth #antenatal #childbirth #baby #birth #belief #parents
24 Weeks Ago - Mama went to work & was in pain AS USUAL but was told continuously that’s just me growing. Mama knew something wasn’t right & made ANOTHER appointment at the Doctors, may I add she couldn’t breathe either 😳. She was admitted into hospital.…
24 Weeks Ago - Mama went to work & was in pain AS USUAL but was told continuously that’s just me growing. Mama knew something wasn’t right & made ANOTHER appointment at the Doctors, may I add she couldn’t breathe either 😳. She was admitted into hospital. After lots of tests it turned out to be deranged LFT’s & #cholestasis 😔 She was an #inpatient for a week & we needed constant monitoring & medication & held out for a emergency induction at 36 wks 😩 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mama had many complications during #pregnancy (also had #gestationaldiabetes & has a blood disorder) & to top it off she had a #traumaticbirth & I was very poorly with #hypoglycemia #sepsis & deranged LFT’s & ended up in #NICU 😪 I was also an outpatient until July 2019.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This understandably made Mama very sad afterwards & she says she has been very lucky to have had amazing family & friends to talk to & help her through it. However she also came across fantastic online support & urges anyone suffering from a post traumatic birth or a difficult pregnancy to give them a try! They are: @birth_trauma_association_uk or @birthbetter 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We want to say a big thank you Mam-Gu & Daddy for welcoming me into the World & supporting Mama - she couldn’t have done it without you both (literally)!!! ❤️ Thank you @cavuhb & #noahsarkchildrenshospital & #birminghamchildrenshospital for looking after me & Mama, we were told I may not have been here without you! & thank you everyone at @redbalwncoch 🤩 Mama was only meant to pop to the doctors & came back weeks later (earlier than planned) with me 🤣 From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU ALL 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #babiesofinstagram #preemiestrong #preemiebabies #instakids #nicubabies #nicumom #gawjgeorge #curiousgawj #fridayfeels @cavuhb #maternity #birthingexperiences #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek #nhs #maternityservices #makebirthbetter #BirthTraumaAssociation #unbiasedbirth #thankyouUHW @birth_trauma_association_uk #inducedlabour #mumslikesx
#FlashbackFriday 💙 My first cuddle after coming out of #NICU 🤗 This was the day I was finally allowed to stay with Mama on the Transition Ward (downgrade from NICU). I still had to stay in the #incubator 90% of the time but I was allowed out to try my first…
#FlashbackFriday 💙 My first cuddle after coming out of #NICU 🤗 This was the day I was finally allowed to stay with Mama on the Transition Ward (downgrade from NICU). I still had to stay in the #incubator 90% of the time but I was allowed out to try my first feed through a bottle, a quick change & a cuddle 💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mama still feels sad at times because of a traumatic birth but luckily talking to her friends & family has helped her heaps! Particularly my Dad, Mam-Gu, Granddad, Unc, Auntie Annie & my Aunties @nessamorris83 @asil03 @nat_kiley @chloemcglynnx 😘 Mama says if there is anyone suffering from #birthtrauma then it is really important to get help. If speaking to friends or family members is not for you then not only can you speak to your GP but you can book a debrief with your midwife? She also says there is helpful online support & encourages those affected to give it a try! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They are the @birth_trauma_association_uk or @birthbetter 💛 Please give them a try 🤗 xo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #babiesofinstagram #brandrep #preemiestrong #preemiebabies #welsh #english #instakids #nicubabies #nicumom #gawjgeorge #curiousgawj #fridayvibes #fridaymood #weekendvibes #weekendchill #fridayfeels #happyfriday @cavuhb #maternity #birthingexperiences #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek #nhs #maternityservices #makebirthbetter #BirthTraumaAssociation #unbiasedbirth #thankyouUHW @birth_trauma_association_uk
What do you wish you had done better to prepare for birth ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wish I had known that the pain would be the most intense feeling I have ever experienced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wish I had known that it could happen incredibly fast and that I wouldn’t…
What do you wish you had done better to prepare for birth ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wish I had known that the pain would be the most intense feeling I have ever experienced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wish I had known that it could happen incredibly fast and that I wouldn’t have a chance to consider pain relief !⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So there would definitely come a point where I would doubt myself. I would cry and swear (like a trooper 🙊) that I could NOT do it....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ I wish I had known that (even the swearing 🤬) was my body’s way of preparing for the final stage of labour....and that you should have NO inhibitions as I was nearly at the finish line ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wish I had known that it wasn’t just about strength, but about acceptance and trusting my body would do the work it needed to get my baby safely down the birth canal.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That I really didn’t need to push as much as I needed to open, allow and breath ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My students in my Ultimate Pregnant Core Program are diving into learning this now in our Core Evolution module. Finding out how the foundations they have laid in our last 5 modules have given them a confident and capable core connection for birth (however it happens) and beyond 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are also discussing with birth experts like Cheryl Sheriff that preparation for birth is essential (prior to the 3rd Trimester) with true informed choice and with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mama, bubba and her family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Birth is birth no matter what way it happens. But physical and mental preparation will make you empowered and confident 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yourbirthmatters #birthtraumaawareness #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation #birthprep #bodyfabfit #prenatalworkout #birthfit #prenatalworkout #pregnancyexercise #brisbanemumsandbubs #brisbanefitness #corehealth #prenatalcoach #prenataltrainer
The past decade has seen a remarkable shift in the demographics of childbearing in the United States. The number of first births per 1000 women 35 to 39 years of age increased by 36 percent between 1991 and 2001, and the rate among women 40 to 44 years of…
The past decade has seen a remarkable shift in the demographics of childbearing in the United States. The number of first births per 1000 women 35 to 39 years of age increased by 36 percent between 1991 and 2001, and the rate among women 40 to 44 years of age leaped by a remarkable 70 percent. In 2002, 263 births were reported in women between 50 and 54 years of age. 🤱 How old were YOU when you first became a Mom? _________________________________________________ #mamathrivevillage #maternalmentalhealth #unbiasedbirth #birth #pregnancy #doula #baby #pregnant #newborn #naturalbirth #postpartum #midwife #motherhood #homebirth #birthdoula #hypnobirthing #childbirth #waterbirth #birthstory #babies #maternity #doulalife #advancedmaternalage #geriatricpregnancy #ivf #ivfjourney #adoption #birthing #naturalbirthing #csectionrecovery
I’ve finally written Part 3 of my Birth Trauma and Postnatal Experience as part of my healing journey, and boy - that wasn’t easy. I’m still processing the emotions that go along with this story, so for now, I’m going to keep it for my supporters on the ‘Some…
I’ve finally written Part 3 of my Birth Trauma and Postnatal Experience as part of my healing journey, and boy - that wasn’t easy. I’m still processing the emotions that go along with this story, so for now, I’m going to keep it for my supporters on the ‘Some Way, Some Howe’ Facebook page. But for those of you who are interested I will say this: Fed is best, especially when there is no alternative for you baby. Never let anyone tell you otherwise! After the trauma I experienced as annotated in Parts 1&2, my body ultimately decided for me. And whilst I’m devastated, I can say that I’m finally enjoying my baby girl AND feeling like myself again. 💖 Shout outs to the mumma’s navigating the 4th trimester, no matter how you feed your bubba!
1 month with our little Luna Ivy. No words, except one: How? ✨💛 The last 4 weeks have been a blur of sleep deprivation, baby snuggles and after-birth pains (and then some). This little time waster has kept me easily distracted from facing sitting down and…
1 month with our little Luna Ivy. No words, except one: How? ✨💛 The last 4 weeks have been a blur of sleep deprivation, baby snuggles and after-birth pains (and then some). This little time waster has kept me easily distracted from facing sitting down and writing Part 3 of my early postpartum journey, even though I know there is no rush. I’ve found it therapeutic, you know? But honestly, it’s just been the last week that I’ve started to just enjoy my girl. She really is my world 🌍 . . . . #unbiasedbirth #unbiasedbirthsupport #birthtraumarecovery #birthtrauma #birthtraumahealing #birthtraumaawareness #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #momssupportingmoms #starttheconversation #momsmattertoo #fedisbest #postnataldepression #firsttimemom #unitedinmotherhood #igmoms #momboss #momlife #mumsupportingmums #womensupportingwomen #mywildmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #bestofmom #momsofinstagram #ig_motherhood #documentyourdays #justbaby #ourcandidlife #motherhoodunfiltered
[TIGER STRIPES & LEOPARD SPOTS- The Realities of Postpartum Recovery] . Apologies for the belly on your news feed (swipe if you dare!), but this is what many mamas live with in the early weeks postpartum: red angry stretch marks, fluid-retaining bellies,…
[TIGER STRIPES & LEOPARD SPOTS- The Realities of Postpartum Recovery] . Apologies for the belly on your news feed (swipe if you dare!), but this is what many mamas live with in the early weeks postpartum: red angry stretch marks, fluid-retaining bellies, & for anyone who ticks the boxes for potential blood clot risks like me, self-administered Clexane needle bruises (not to mention all the non-visible after birth pains and injuries!) Then there’s alllll the medication for pain & thyroid & supplements to try to get my iron levels up after my massive blood loss (swipe right to see my morning pill line up). I really had NO IDEA what I was in for... . When I first fell pregnant, I was kinda happy that my growing belly would grow into my existing stretch marks & that the weight roller coaster from health issues throughout my life had prepared me for a body positive pregnancy after losing 12kgs just before I fell pregnant - how very wrong I was. Instead of my baby bump growing nicely into the existing stretched skin, to my absolute horror, the old faded stretch marks grew angry again & sprouted MORE stretch marks in opposite directions. #nofair . So many changes happen to our bodies throughout pregnancy & postpartum, and (if you’ve been reading about my birth trauma and post-birth experiences) then you’ll know there has been a lot going on for this first time mumma. For those of you who know me personally, you know I was bullied for my weight as a child & that scarred me in so many ways, affecting my body image & sense of worthiness well into my adult life. . I did all the diets, hired personal trainers, did Zumba, even CrossFit, & still I was never happy, even at my fittest and slimmest. Now I’m on the other side of Luna’s birth & my first pregnancy and my sore, bruised, stretched, needle-marked, & slowly deflating body is the way it is, I’m seeing it all in a different light: I feel so sad that I spent 29 years loathing my body, only to go through so much now & wind up finally learning a lesson of body positivity and self love through trauma. My pre/post baby body will always be my best before & after. And Luna is WAY better than any cheat meal! 👼🏼✨
An interesting post from @bornready_physioclinic It is the reason we advocate so much for conversations in antenatal education about the pelvic floor. During childbirth it has to stretch 3x beyond its length to allow baby to be delivered vaginally. That’s…
An interesting post from @bornready_physioclinic It is the reason we advocate so much for conversations in antenatal education about the pelvic floor. During childbirth it has to stretch 3x beyond its length to allow baby to be delivered vaginally. That’s not to ‘put women off’ vaginal births 🤷‍♀️it’s to allow them space and opportunity to better prepare for the birth that they may want. A recommended pelvic physio could be another tool to enable physical preparation for childbirth. #educationiskey #unbiasedbirth Posted @withrepost@bornready_physioclinic It’s not absolutely proven. But Yes. We think yes. Too much tightness in your pelvic floor will affect your labour- especially second stage (pushing stage). Check out the link to a recent research article showing just that. Link in bio. 💛 #bornready_physioclinic #getyourpelvicfloorchecked
Your body, your choice!
Your body, your choice!
MY POSTPARTUM BIRTH EXPERIENCE | PT 2⁠ ⁠ Its 19 days since Part 2 of what I would call my developing trauma related to the birth of my first child took place. Without this particular experience so soon after giving birth, I probably would have been able…
MY POSTPARTUM BIRTH EXPERIENCE | PT 2⁠ ⁠ It's 19 days since Part 2 of what I would call my developing trauma related to the birth of my first child took place. Without this particular experience so soon after giving birth, I probably would have been able to process the birth of Luna a lot better, but here we are and talking about it (and the subsequent fallout following which I will discuss in Part 3) is part of my self-preservation and healing process...⁠ ⁠ I was 4 days postpartum and home from hospital for 2 days when I found myself in what felt like, at the time (no joke, lie or over-dramatisation) a life or death situation. I was feeding Luna on the couch with my visiting mum around 7.30pm, when an agonising pain shot from my coccyx up my spine, through the epidural site, hitting my shoulder blades and radiating sharply through my chest, before hitting my neck and shooting an instant headache across the top of my head. My mum asked me what was wrong, to which I responded by ripping Luna off my breast and throwing her at her, and she immediately told me to lie down.⁠ ⁠ As soon as I did, I was met with what can only be described as the worst pain of my life x10 - worse than any contraction I had not 4 days prior - from a spasm so bad it completely paralysed me in place.⁠ ⁠ I was frozen and so petrified that I hardly remember the scream that escaped my mouth and I have tears just recollecting this moment: I genuinely thought I was about to die. ⁠ ⁠ It was like an out of body experience as I lost it in the agony and the scream. I remember my mum yelling and trying to calm me down, before bursting into tears in fear herself. I remember thinking about Luna in her arms and what it would mean if this paralysis was permanent, and what that would mean for Cam. I remember thinking, "I've just given birth to this perfect little human, and already it is the end..."⁠ ⁠ It was the longest 10-15 seconds of my life.⁠ ⁠ {CONTINUED IN COMMENTS}
Thank you @birthtrauma.org.au for creating Birth Trauma Awareness Week and giving us mums the opportunity to speak about our birth experiences in a safe and impactful way, and for fostering such a supportive community. The self imposed silence can be lonely…
Thank you @birthtrauma.org.au for creating Birth Trauma Awareness Week and giving us mums the opportunity to speak about our birth experiences in a safe and impactful way, and for fostering such a supportive community. The self imposed silence can be lonely and detrimental to recovery. I am beyond grateful for discovering you and this movement just 2 weeks postpartum. Thank you for going first, so that we may find the strength to follow suit. 💖 . . . . . Quote and image by @birthtrauma.org.au #unbiasedbirth #unbiasedbirthsupport #birthtraumarecovery #birthtrauma #birthtraumahealing #birthtraumaawareness #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #momssupportingmoms #starttheconversation #momsmattertoo #fedisbest #postnataldepression #firsttimemom #unitedinmotherhood #igmoms #momboss #momlife #mumsupportingmums #womensupportingwomen #mywildmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #bestofmom #momsofinstagram #ig_motherhood #documentyourdays #justbaby #ourcandidlife #motherhoodunfiltered
[TRIGGER WARNING] LUNAS BIRTH STORY - Pt 1 3 weeks ago today at 6.26am on 23rd June, the brightest star in our Universe, Luna Ivy Howe, joined us earth side 2 days before her due date. She really is one of the best (and cutest!) things to happen to us -…
[TRIGGER WARNING] LUNA'S BIRTH STORY - Pt 1 3 weeks ago today at 6.26am on 23rd June, the brightest star in our Universe, Luna Ivy Howe, joined us earth side 2 days before her due date. She really is one of the best (and cutest!) things to happen to us - but her arrival and the subsequent weeks following has not been without its' complications. At first, in my sleep deprived state and slightly numb, post-epidural body, I thought I had handled Luna's birth well as a first time mum, with nothing to compare it to. My waters started leaking the night before after dinner, I had period-like pains in the shower, a bloody show as I toweled off, and contractions started on our way to hospital. Before I knew it, active labour came on thick and fast before a midwife even had a chance to check my then 4cm dilated cervix, I had an intravenous drip for Strep B put in, and I was invited to labour in the shower until an anaesthetist could attend to place an epidural. That shower was the longest of my life: an hour and a half of labour with back to back contractions, with a posterior baby. Leaving my dignity in the shower (but bringing the farm yard animal noises with me into the delivery suite), I was met with a young, quiet but kind male anaesthetist, and braced myself over a pillow on the bed for the epidural. In hindsight, this is the first point in which my labour journey began to take a turn downhill: I felt every inch of the epidural, tasted rust and felt a tugging in my spine - and then was informed it had failed so we had to go again. With the epidural finally in place after the second try at 11.30pm, I began to feel the pain of labouring spine-on-spine leaving my body, even if I still had a sensation over my coccyx at each contraction. My husband went to sleep in a cot until I was checked again at 2.30am and informed I was at 9cms dilation already and would be pushing at 5am! {continued in comments}
Now #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek is coming to an end, Mama thought it would be a good time to highlight the difficulties & raise awareness of a Dad’s mental health postpartum. 💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to recent studies around 1 in 10 Dad’s…
Now #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek is coming to an end, Mama thought it would be a good time to highlight the difficulties & raise awareness of a Dad’s mental health postpartum. 💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to recent studies around 1 in 10 Dad’s suffer with #paternalpostpartumdepression 💙 Join us in spreading awareness & demonstrating our support for Dad’s mental health by posting a photo / meme and tagging #bringittolight 💡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How are you doing, Dad? 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthingexperiences #birthtrauma #makebirthbetter #BirthTraumaAssociation #unbiasedbirth @mark_williams_fmh @poblcaerdydd @welcome2cardiff @wyburnandwayne @birthbetter @publichealthwales @cavuhb @mentalhealthfoundation #dadsmhday #dadmentalhealth #malesuicideawareness #talk2gether #itsokaynottobeokay @birth_trauma_association_uk @dadsmentalhealth #dadsmattertoo @bay_bay_boutique_ @mindcharity #gawjgeorge
Did you know 1 in 3 women describe their birth as traumatic! 😳 This is so sad.. Birth should be wonderful and amazing no matter how you birth your baby! So let’s educate ourselves, support one another, take away unnecessary expectation and judgement and most…
Did you know 1 in 3 women describe their birth as traumatic! 😳 This is so sad.. Birth should be wonderful and amazing no matter how you birth your baby! So let’s educate ourselves, support one another, take away unnecessary expectation and judgement and most of all let’s make it a positive, empowering experience for your babies birthday! 💕 #goodoutcomes #norightorwrong #supportwomen #unbiasedbirth #birth
What a lovely note to end #birthtraumaawarenessweek. As pelvic floor physiotherapists it is not our role to tell women which delivery method is best for them. We work as part of a team, most importantly including the birth mother, to optimise physical health…
What a lovely note to end #birthtraumaawarenessweek. As pelvic floor physiotherapists it is not our role to tell women which delivery method is best for them. We work as part of a team, most importantly including the birth mother, to optimise physical health for pregnancy, delivery and motherhood. We support ALL modes of delivery and love hearing positive birth experiences. But equally one of the most rewarding and important parts of our job is supporting those through physical and psychological rehabilitation where there are unforeseen circumstances resulting in challenging recovery processes. Make sure you feel informed and empowered, ask questions throughout your journey, and ask for help if needed. No time is ‘too far’ postnatal to access care.
It is #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek 🤰🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to recent studies around 1 in 3 women are still suffering the effects of a traumatic birth? Mama suffered a traumatic birthing experience when having me but she says she has been…
It is #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek 🤰🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to recent studies around 1 in 3 women are still suffering the effects of a traumatic birth? Mama suffered a traumatic birthing experience when having me but she says she has been lucky to overcome this by simply talking to family & friends openly about it. Mama said unfortunately there are many parents who of course have suffered such a traumatic birthing experience that simply talking to family & friends is not suffice or an option! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know that you can not only speak to your GP but book a debrief session with your midwife? In addition to this there is extremely helpful online support! Why don’t you give it a try? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can get in touch with the Birth Trauma Association through their Facebook page or simply follow the @birthbetter Instagram account. 🤰🏾💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— #unbiasedbirth #birthtraumaawareness #makebirthbetter #birth #babyboy #babygirl #maternity #motherandbaby #babiesofinstagram #babiesbabiesbabies #babiestagram #fourthtrimester #preemie #prematurebaby #preemiebaby #preemiestrong #preemiemom #babyfashion #babylifestyle #babies_with_swagg #babylove @national_health_service @cavuhb @maternitywear @shifaasbirthplace @officialemmasdiary @bountyparentingclub @motherandbaby @birth_trauma_association_uk @birth_trauma_association_uk #emmasdiary
This years Birth Trauma Awareness week has been aimed at finding out what women want to know when preparing for childbirth. Since starting this charity in 2017 we have been told many many times that we are trying to scare women out of having vaginal births.…
This years Birth Trauma Awareness week has been aimed at finding out what women want to know when preparing for childbirth. Since starting this charity in 2017 we have been told many many times that we are trying to scare women out of having vaginal births. This is particularly sad as this type of misinformation discredits all the women we support that have had traumatic caesarean deliveries. We support ALL modes of delivery. We advocate for a multi-disciplinary approach to birth, we would like to see our health professionals; doctors, midwives and pelvic physio's working together to deliver the relevant information. Shared decision making between clinicians and pregnant women is key to ensuring choices are offered, options discussed and the best decision can be made by women. In an ideal world.... Mum-to-be (or mother) says: ‘ I’m pregnant. I'd like to discuss my birth options please' Doctor or midwife says: 'No problem, here are comprehensive lists of the risk and benefits of planning a vaginal birth and the risks and benefits of planning a cesarean birth. We also need to factor in issues related to your own personal health situation, family history and genetic makeup: namely a, b and c can increase the risks of x, y and z. We can then discuss any personal preferences or fears you may have and find the best birth plan for you. Obviously, the plan must be flexible enough to allow for any unforeseen complications between now and the actual birth and again we can discuss the different options available to you should that happen’. All too often we hear stories that are loaded with obvious struggles for power and shaped by social, ideological and political ideals instead of best outcomes for babies AND mothers. You will not silence women anymore - we will continue to demand better. Have your say by clicking the survey link in our bio (it will be open until July 31). • • #breakthesilence #yourstorymatters #unbiasedbirth #birthtraumawarenessweek
If you wonder if your birth was traumatic, it was. Get support from a friend, loved one or professional. Its okay to say something was difficult. ______________________________________ #mamathrivevillage #maternalmentalhealth #birthtrauma #trustaftertrauma…
It’s a super important week...#birthtraumaawarenessweek • @birth_trauma_association_uk are doing an amazing job of empowering women to speak up about their birth experience and encouraging choices within antenatal services. • Birth trauma, like any other…
It’s a super important week... #birthtraumaawarenessweek@birth_trauma_association_uk are doing an amazing job of empowering women to speak up about their birth experience and encouraging choices within antenatal services. • Birth trauma, like any other trauma, can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, some of the symptoms are: ▪️Flashbacks ▪️Heightened anxiety ▪️Avoiding reminders of the trauma ▪️Always feeling alert ▪️Feeling emotionally numb ▪️Anger ▪️Sleeping difficulties • REMEMBER....birth trauma is whatever you say it is. I hear so many women in my therapy sessions say “but other women have had it much worse”. If you were frightened, scared and thought there was a chance that you are your baby may not survive then it was traumatic, no matter what was happening during delivery. • The best way to deal with trauma is to talk through what happened, therapies such as CBT can be really helpful for processing traumatic experiences. Also, birthing wards typically offer a reflection appointment where you can talk through your experience. • #birthtrauma #birth #ptsd #BTA2019 #trustaftertrauma #birthstory #birthstories #birthtraumahealing #birthtraumarecovery #birthtraumaawareness #maternalmentalhealth #yourstorymatters #cbt #emdr #emdrtherapy #cbttherapy #unbiasedbirth #breakthesilence #starttheconversation #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #postnatalanxiety #postnataldepression #bonding #motherbabybond #babybonding
Well said 🙌🙌. This is exactly why we created Born Ready. To discuss all the things that women have told us they wish they had known before birth 💛💛 💛 Posted @withrepost • @kimmysmithfit I Wish I Had Known..... ✨ What do you wish you were told about birth?…
Well said 🙌🙌. This is exactly why we created Born Ready. To discuss all the things that women have told us they wish they had known before birth 💛💛 💛 Posted @withrepost@kimmysmithfit I Wish I Had Known..... ✨ What do you wish you were told about birth? ✨ . I wish I had known that the pain would be the most intense feeling I have ever experienced. I wish I had known that there would definitely come a point where I would doubt myself. I would cry and scream that I couldn’t do it. ✨ I wish I had known that was my body’s way of preparing for the final stage of labour. I wish I had known that it wasn’t about strength, but about acceptance. That I really didn’t need to push as much as I needed to open and allow. ✨ . This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. And this year the @birthtrauma.org.au is shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. 🙌🏼 Their aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family. 💙 💙 #yourstorymatters #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation
Open to the public✨ - - - - @mindfulbirth_australia Birth Trauma Awareness 1 of 3 Australian women have expressed experiences relating to trauma during birth. Its a topic that many women shy away from because it can be difficult to talk about,the experience…
Open to the public✨ - - - - @mindfulbirth_australia Birth Trauma Awareness 1 of 3 Australian women have expressed experiences relating to trauma during birth. It's a topic that many women shy away from because it can be difficult to talk about,the experience overwhelming.Many focus on the the joys of birth and mothering while some women feel shameful for feeling the opposite.They hide behind closed doors and suffer in silence. It's time for change! How can we support all women, all births, and the many faces of post partum life? . It sounds cliche but the secret lies in education , community and empowerment - our 3 pillars. Many years ago when we started traveling to teach and shared about the importance of modifying practice to suite a practitioner during pregnancy and post partum and how there are varied birth choices women can make, it was shocking and revealing to our students and we felt resistance and disbelief at times . Most wanted to keep practicing the way they did or "I might lose it". Some couldn't believe that you could question your care provider and share options which you would like to explore during birth and post partum . There is something confronting about change and making choices . What choices ? Do we really have to make choices? Don't the "experts" know what's best for us ? . . Its refreshing to see that after over a decade of work , there are many women, men , professionals from all areas of health and wellness, coming together to voice out how much support women need during pregnancy and birth. It's inspiring to see our graduates' significant work as they champion informed choice and create supportive communities. . . @birthtrauma.org.au is leading birth truama awareness week. Conversations around choice might be uncomfortable but as we start supportive conversations around women's wellness we open the doors to possibilities, to move beyond the current norm and hopefully find ways to support and prioritise women's needs. . . Thanks @birthtrauma.org.au for your amazing work and the 📷. . #birth #birthtruama #unbiasedbirth #informedchoice #pregnancy #mindfulbirth #mindfulness #birthoptions #midwifery #childbirtheducation #chil
⭐Important post from my teachers of all things pregnancy yoga⭐ @mindfulbirth_australia taught me how to be empowered in pregnancy and birth. I used this knowledge through two pregnancy losses, and also through my own pregnancy. Knowing I could ask questions…
⭐Important post from my teachers of all things pregnancy yoga⭐ @mindfulbirth_australia taught me how to be empowered in pregnancy and birth. I used this knowledge through two pregnancy losses, and also through my own pregnancy. Knowing I could ask questions and be an active participant in my birth process helped me not only feel in control, but to enjoy my birth. . I know that this is not the case for all women. I have had many clients tell me they suffered birth trauma, and carried it with them post natally. Please know there is help and support out there if you need it. Reach out, know you're not alone and get what you need. . For those of you on your pregnancy path, I have been there, and I know what it feels like. Nerves, stress, anxiety can be feelings that come up in pregnancy. But there are ways to help this. Don't suffer alone. Reach out and see how I can help you gain the tools you need for birth🤰💫🤱 . #Repost @mindfulbirth_australia with @kimcy929_repost • • • • • • Birth Trauma Awareness 1 of 3 Australian women have expressed experiences relating to trauma during birth. It's a topic that many women shy away from because it can be difficult to talk about,the experience overwhelming.Many focus on the the joys of birth and mothering while some women feel shameful for feeling the opposite.They hide behind closed doors and suffer in silence. It's time for change! How we support all women, all births, and the many faces of post partum life? . It sounds cliche but the secret lies in education , community and empowerment - our 3 pillars. Many years ago when we started traveling to teach and shared about the importance of modifying practice to suite a practitioner during pregnancy and post partum and how there are varied birth choices women can make, it was shocking and revealing to our students and we felt resistance and disbelief at times . Most wanted to keep practicing the way they did or "I might lose it". Some couldn't believe that you could question your care provider and share options which you would like to explore during birth and post partum . There is something confronting about change and making choices . (Continued in comments)
I Wish I Had Known..... ✨ What do you wish you were told about birth? ✨ . I wish I had known that the pain would be the most intense feeling I have ever experienced. I wish I had known that there would definitely come a point where I would doubt myself. I…
I Wish I Had Known..... ✨ What do you wish you were told about birth? ✨ . I wish I had known that the pain would be the most intense feeling I have ever experienced. I wish I had known that there would definitely come a point where I would doubt myself. I would cry and scream that I couldn’t do it. ✨ I wish I had known that was my body’s way of preparing for the final stage of labour. I wish I had known that it wasn’t about strength, but about acceptance. That I really didn’t need to push as much as I needed to open and allow. ✨ . This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. And this year the @birthtrauma.org.au is shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. 🙌🏼 Their aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family. 💙 💙 #yourstorymatters #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation
Yn ôl astudiaethau diweddar mae tua 1 o bob 10 tad yn dioddef o #DepresiwnPostPartumTad 💔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gan ei fod yn #WythnosYmwybyddiaethTrawmaGeni rydym or farn ei bod hefyd yn hanfodol ein bod yn amlygu ac yn codi ymwybyddiaeth o…
Yn ôl astudiaethau diweddar mae tua 1 o bob 10 tad yn dioddef o #DepresiwnPostPartumTad 💔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gan ei fod yn #WythnosYmwybyddiaethTrawmaGeni rydym o'r farn ei bod hefyd yn hanfodol ein bod yn amlygu ac yn codi ymwybyddiaeth o iechyd meddwl Dad! 👨👨🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ymunwch â ni i ledaenu ymwybyddiaeth a dangos ein cefnogaeth i iechyd meddwl Dad, gyda'n gilydd gadewch i ni #dodagefirgoleuni 💡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sut wyt ti’n gwneud, Dad? 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to recent studies around 1 in 10 Dad’s suffer with #paternalpostpartumdepression 💔 As it is #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek we think it is also crucial that we highlight & raise awareness of the mental health of Dad’s!👨👨🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join us in spreading awareness & demonstrating our support for Dad’s mental health, together let’s #bringittolight 💡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How are you doing, Dad? 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #redbalwncoch #RBCDN #cymraeg #saesneg #welsh #english #bilingual #maternity #birthingexperiences #birthtrauma #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek2019 #nhs #maternityservices #makebirthbetter #BirthTraumaAssociation #unbiasedbirth @mark_williams_fmh @poblcaerdydd @welcome2cardiff @wyburnandwayne @birthbetter @publichealthwales @cavuhb @mentalhealthfoundation #dadsmhday #dadmentalhealth #malesuicideawareness #talk2gether #itsokaynottobeokay @birth_trauma_association_uk @dadsmentalhealth @ndnatalk @everychildwales @walesonline
** TRIGGER WARNING - Birth Trauma ** After a 20 hour labour, which included well over an hour of pushing and 3 failed vacuum attempts, I was rushed in for an emergency caesarean under general anaesthetic as my unborn baby was distressed and it wasn’t safe…
** TRIGGER WARNING - Birth Trauma ** After a 20 hour labour, which included well over an hour of pushing and 3 failed vacuum attempts, I was rushed in for an emergency caesarean under general anaesthetic as my unborn baby was distressed and it wasn’t safe to continue. It took me over 12 months to be able to tell my story without turning into a blubbering mess and I finally admitted to suffering PND. 8 years later with my second pregnancy I was booked in for a planned caesarean after the complications from my first birth - but my body had other plans and went into spontaneous labour the morning of my appointment. After arriving at the hospital and labouring in an armchair. I was told to relax and calm down as I was only in the early stages (oh how wrong that midwife was!) and had to wait for the operating theatre to open before I could have my caesarean. Once I finally got in there and they cut me open, they found that my baby was already well into the birth canal and they needed to push him back up. He was pulled out, rushed away from me, required CPR for 9 mins and I lost close to 2 litres of blood. After being told to prepare for the worst as he suffered multiple organ failure, hypoxia and more, we spent 3 long weeks in NICU. My PND started all over again. We have follow up appointments every other month, our baby has been delayed in developmental milestones and I’ve not returned to work due to being anxious about leaving him with anyone. I wish I’d spoken up more during my labour and demanded to be checked over. The outcome, no doubt would’ve been much different. Credit ~ A huge thank you to Mel from Kangatraining Cronulla & Surrounds and Kangatraining Narellan and Surrounds for sharing her story. 💜 #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #starttheconversation #mumssupportingmums #unbiasedbirth The Australasian Birth Trauma Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women and their families impacted by birth trauma. Please reach out to them today if you need support. x
#WythnosYmwybyddiaethTrawmaGeni 🤰🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yn ôl astudiaethau diweddar mae tua 1 o bob 3 menyw yn dal i ddioddef effeithiau genedigaeth drawmatig? Yn ddiweddar, fe wnes i, Stephanie-Mayy gael profiad genedigaeth drawmatig ond rwyf…
#WythnosYmwybyddiaethTrawmaGeni 🤰🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yn ôl astudiaethau diweddar mae tua 1 o bob 3 menyw yn dal i ddioddef effeithiau genedigaeth drawmatig? Yn ddiweddar, fe wnes i, Stephanie-Mayy gael profiad genedigaeth drawmatig ond rwyf wedi bod yn ffodus i oresgyn hyn trwy siarad â theulu a ffrindiau yn agored amdano. Yn anffodus mae yna lawer o rieni sydd, wrth gwrs, wedi dioddef profiad geni mor drawmatig fel nad yw siarad â theulu a ffrindiau yn ddigon neu'n opsiwn! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oeddech chi'n gwybod nad gallwch siarad â'ch meddyg teulu yn unig ond trefnu sesiwn ôl-drafod gyda'ch bydwraig? Yn ogystal â hyn mae cefnogaeth ar-lein hynod o ddefnyddiol! Pam na wnewch chi roi cynnig arni? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gallwch gysylltu â Chymdeithas Trawma Geni trwy eu tudalen Facebook neu ddilyn y cyfrif Gwneud Genedigaeth yn Well Instagram. 🤰🏾💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BirthTraumaAwarenessWeek 🤰🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to recent studies around 1 in 3 women are still suffering the effects of a traumatic birth? I, Stephanie-Mayy recently suffered a traumatic birthing experience but I have been lucky to overcome this by simply talking to family & friends openly about it. Unfortunately there are many parents who of course have suffered such a traumatic birthing experience that simply talking to family & friends is not suffice or an option! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know that you can not only speak to your GP but book a debrief session with your midwife? In addition to this there is extremely helpful online support! Why don’t you give it a try? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can get in touch with the Birth Trauma Association through their Facebook page or simply follow the @birthbetter Instagram account. 🤰🏾💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— #redbalwncoch #RBCDN #unbiasedbirth @cavuhb @maternity @ndnatalk @publichealthwales @everychildwales @aneurin_bevan_uhb
Birth Trauma Awareness 1 of 3 Australian women have expressed experiences relating to trauma during birth. Its a topic that many women shy away from because it can be difficult to talk about,the experience overwhelming.Many focus on the the joys of birth…
Birth Trauma Awareness 1 of 3 Australian women have expressed experiences relating to trauma during birth. It's a topic that many women shy away from because it can be difficult to talk about,the experience overwhelming.Many focus on the the joys of birth and mothering while some women feel shameful for feeling the opposite.They hide behind closed doors and suffer in silence. It's time for change! How can we support all women, all births, and the many faces of post partum life? . It sounds cliche but the secret lies in education , community and empowerment - our 3 pillars. Many years ago when we started traveling to teach and shared about the importance of modifying practice to suite a practitioner during pregnancy and post partum and how there are varied birth choices women can make, it was shocking and revealing to our students and we felt resistance and disbelief at times . Most wanted to keep practicing the way they did or "I might lose it". Some couldn't believe that you could question your care provider and share options which you would like to explore during birth and post partum . There is something confronting about change and making choices . What choices ? Do we really have to make choices? Don't the "experts" know what's best for us ? . . Its refreshing to see that after over a decade of work , there are many women, men , professionals from all areas of health and wellness, coming together to voice out how much support women need during pregnancy and birth. It's inspiring to see our graduates' significant work as they champion informed choice and create supportive communities. . . @birthtrauma.org.au is leading birth truama awareness week. Conversations around choice might be uncomfortable but as we start supportive conversations around women's wellness we open the doors to possibilities, to move beyond the current norm and hopefully find ways to support and prioritise women's needs. . . Thanks @birthtrauma.org.au for your amazing work and the 📷. . #birth #birthtruama #unbiasedbirth #informedchoice #pregnancy #mindfulbirth #mindfulness #birthoptions #midwifery #childbirtheducation #childbirth #yoga #knowyouroptions
I thought with Jaxons First Birthday approaching I would finally get about to writing a blog about his birth I’ve been saying I would for months now. Well, today I finally started. Unfortunately I couldn’t finish, I got to the part where it started to turn…
I thought with Jaxons First Birthday approaching I would finally get about to writing a blog about his birth I’ve been saying I would for months now. Well, today I finally started. Unfortunately I couldn’t finish, I got to the part where it started to turn pear shaped and I couldn’t bring myself to keep writing. I suddenly felt sick & anxious. I hate that I despise those memories even though that night/day was the day you joined us on earth side , I hate that I didn’t get that beautiful photo with my brand new baby on my chest, or even to touch or see him for that matter. This photo was mine and Jaxons first photo, our first time seeing one another and we actually couldn’t see, touch or hold another. This was in a room where he hadn’t long had CPAP , where I had to get Sean to take photos and show me what my baby looked like. After about 15 mins I was taken back to my room to wait for advise on where my baby would be going next to only see after an hour my baby being wheeled in the room in a travel incubator and was being taken to a different hospital. Where they couldn’t give me an answer if I could go to. A whole 24 hours went by before I could hold my baby and I’lltell you what - it felt like an entire eternity. No sleep, I don’t think I could speak without crying, I was suddenly incomplete. My precious boy I had anticipated the arrival of wasn’t by my side & I felt like I had failed him, as his mother I wasn’t there to protect him, be a familiar voice or a warm cuddle. From then on - I knew we would be inseparable and have an extremely close bond. Everything I do is for you & I am forever grateful & so proud of the strong, healthy little warrior you now are despite your rocky start into this world. You kept us on our toes then & tested our strength & you certainly still do the same! 💗 I love you Jaxon Sean xxxx If you’re going through something that some days you feel like you ‘should be over by now’ I’m with you mumma! You’re not alone & how you feel matters!! One year on and still can’t put into words our experience, and that’s ok - I find strength in sharing my story bit by bit with others and being grateful that my beautiful boy is healthy now ☺️
This years Awareness Week Campaign is aimed at improving antenatal services. We’ve created a survey that will inform our work in the prevention of birth trauma and we’ve already had 170 responses. THANK YOU 🎉 A common theme (amongst many others), is that…
This years Awareness Week Campaign is aimed at improving antenatal services. We’ve created a survey that will inform our work in the prevention of birth trauma and we’ve already had 170 responses. THANK YOU 🎉 A common theme (amongst many others), is that there is zero preparation for what to do if things don’t go to plan. For example, what next after an instrumental birth? Why aren’t women referred to a relevant specialist in the postnatal period? Regardless of whether she’s experiencing symptoms or not? Instead, in so many circumstances after the initial 6 week check - families are left struggling to find support and care that they need. Often this means spending time and money seeing the wrong people and further feeding into trauma. It’s very easy to overlook how a mum may be feeling physically because the focus in usually on the baby. That’s why we encourage health professionals to #starttheconversation We also have practice points for heath professionals on our website indicating ‘red flags’ - and this should inform your standard of care to women that you see in the early postpartum period. Birth Trauma doesn’t just impact the mother, partners too can experience birth trauma and while a health baby is equally important, we must better support the family unit and taking time to ask questions should be the very first step. #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #birthtraumaawarenessweek #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth
[2 WEEKS EARTH SIDE] Time flies when you are sleep deprived! 🥴🙃 It’s hard to believe that little Miss Luna has been with us for 2 whole weeks yesterday. Jokes aside, it’s been a roller coaster! No matter what birth and recovery so far has thrown me in the…
[2 WEEKS EARTH SIDE] Time flies when you are sleep deprived! 🥴🙃 It’s hard to believe that little Miss Luna has been with us for 2 whole weeks yesterday. Jokes aside, it’s been a roller coaster! No matter what birth and recovery so far has thrown me in the 4th Trimester, my biggest takeaway is that she’s worth it. Despite it all, I would do it again, even though I know many mums with traumatic birth stories feel such guilt for thinking otherwise and struggle with their feelings around it. Know that your truth matters, and that it’s okay to be not okay with how your beloved babe arrived on Earth. We’ll do our best together - some way, some Howe. 💖 . . . #unbiasedbirth #unbiasedbirthsupport #birthtraumarecovery #birthtrauma #birthtraumahealing #birthtraumaawareness #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #momssupportingmoms #mumsupportingmums #womensupportingwomen #momsinbusiness #mywildmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #littleandbrave #bestofmom #flashesofdelight #momsofinstagram #ig_motherhood #worldoflittles #documentyourdays #magicofchildhood #justbaby #ourcandidlife #motherhoodunfiltered
It seems somehow serendipitous that I should launch into the ‘Some Way, Some Howe’ journey during Birth Trauma Awareness Week. At 2 weeks postpartum, I’m beginning to come to terms with the actual reality of the birth I first thought I had handled so well…
It seems somehow serendipitous that I should launch into the ‘Some Way, Some Howe’ journey during Birth Trauma Awareness Week. At 2 weeks postpartum, I’m beginning to come to terms with the actual reality of the birth I first thought I had handled so well (given my mental and chronic health record), and the first 2 weeks of recovery that included a trip back to hospital via ambulance at 5 days pp. The resistance and guilt and denial and anxiety I have felt around admitting that my birth and recovery story are and were in fact traumatic has been incredibly difficult. I’m in this absolute paradox of a 4th trimester right now where I’m happy and sad and in awe and sleep deprived all at the same time. And for right now, that new normal has to be okay. I know I’m not the only one... Soon, I will share my birth and early recovery story. I not only want but have to do it justice. I want to raise awareness and help others and in a somewhat selfish way, I need a cathartic release. Do you have a traumatic birth story you are sitting on, trying to process? If you aren’t quite ready to share, please know my DM’s are a safe space to start a conversation and begin to heal. . . . #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #starttheconversation #mumssupportingmums #unbiasedbirth #womensupportingwomen #mompreneur #momsofinstagram
This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. We asked our Kanga community to share their stories. 💜 • I havent shared my story in detail and I feel like the timing is right. • My 3rd was going to be a breeze. Water birth like an earth Mother goddess, delayed…
This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. We asked our Kanga community to share their stories. 💜 • "I haven't shared my story in detail and I feel like the timing is right. • My 3rd was going to be a breeze. Water birth like an earth Mother goddess, delayed cord clamping, immediate skin to skin and breastfeeding, up and about soon afterward and discharged within hours. • The reality was vastly different. After a stop start 2.5 day labour that didn't establish, screaming for an epidural I'd sworn I wouldn't need, baby had turned posterior which required manual rotation before epidural had kicked in. • I blocked that out until recently when it came smashing back with force into my memory banks and I burst into tears asking my husband if that had happened. Keep in mind this was 3 years ago. • Baby was delivered with forceps and left scar tissue that had to be surgically removed 7 or so months later. when I finally saw a WHP 2 years later, I was diagnosed with a partial avulsion. • It's had far reaching consequences for me, my sex life, my relationship. If I'd have known the damage that could be caused by forceps, I'd have opted for the Caesarean." • #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #starttheconversation #mumssupportingmums #unbiasedbirth • The Australasian Birth Trauma Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women and their families impacted by birth trauma. • Please reach out to them today if you need support. x • #kangatraining #kangatrainingau #mumsandbubs #mumsandbubsfitness #fourthtrimester #postnatal #postnatalfitness #postpartum #postpartumfitness #awardwinning #selfcaresaves #happybub #happymum #lovekanga #thisgirlcanvic #mentalhealth #makingmemories #babywearing #manducaanz #manduca #safereturntoexercise #recoveryisthenewpostpartum #pelvicfloorhealth #pelvicfloorsafe
Birth trauma and bringing to light how collectively we, as midwives we can avoid some of the trauma that goes on for women. 💜#abta2019 #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation #yourstorymatters #midwife #midwiferyrevolution #midwifeanarchist
In only 24 hours we’ve had women reach out because they’ve discovered our charity for the first time. This is what Awareness Week is about - if you’re able to, speak up because you never know who you’re helping. There is no shame in your truth, everyone has…
This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. I know so many Mums out there didnt have the birth experience that they wanted or hoped for. If you are still healing from a birth experience you werent expecting. If you are still hurting from a birth experience…
This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. I know so many Mum's out there didn't have the birth experience that they wanted or hoped for. If you are still healing from a birth experience you weren't expecting. If you are still hurting from a birth experience you weren't expecting. And if you are still hoping that one day, the memories won't necessarily go completely, but they will fade to a shade of pale grey that will make way for a life that is beautiful, and colourful and bright again... it will ❤️ #Repost @birthtrauma.org.au • • • • • Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts this Sunday. This year we’re shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. And we’re asking - ‘What do you wish you were told?’. Our aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family. To find out more about how you can help support us during this week, please click the Awareness Week link in our bio. And please spare a moment to complete our survey 💙 #yourstorymatters #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation
#Repost @birthtrauma.org.au • • • • • A sneak peak of our 2019 Birth Trauma Awareness Week video- catch the full version on our FB page🙏 Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019. July 7 - 14th In Australia, 1 in 3 women identify their births as traumatic and 1 in…
#Repost @birthtrauma.org.au • • • • • A sneak peak of our 2019 Birth Trauma Awareness Week video- catch the full version on our FB page🙏 Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019. July 7 - 14th In Australia, 1 in 3 women identify their births as traumatic and 1 in 4 first-time mothers suffer major physical damage. These experiences often leave a long-lasting impact on a woman’s physical and mental health, their ability to bond with their baby and their relationships with their partners, family and friends. Our individual responses to birth can be extremely complex, and sometimes we can feel incredibly silenced in sharing our stories, if they are perhaps not the usual "happy" stories. Trauma is such a very personal, and unique experience, and knowing where to find appropriate skilled support is critical in the time afterwards in helping to heal, and feeling less isolated and alone in this journey. We are so thankful to the brave women in this video for speaking out so they can show others that they're not alone. That it is okay to ask for better information when preparing for childbirth and to EXPECT our health professionals to provide evidence-based information to enable us more opportunity to make informed decisions. Find out more about Awareness Week and how you can help us: https://www.birthtrauma.org.au/birth-trauma-awareness-week-2019/ #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation #yourstorymatters #breakthesilence #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019
Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019. July 7 - 14th 1 in 3 women here in Australia identify their birth as traumatic. Yet, birth trauma remains a taboo - we shouldnt share stories in case we scare women. This leaves so many women feeling isolated, alone and…
Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019. July 7 - 14th 1 in 3 women here in Australia identify their birth as traumatic. Yet, birth trauma remains a taboo - 'we shouldn't share stories in case we scare women'. This leaves so many women feeling isolated, alone and ashamed, many suffer in silence. It is okay to ask for better information when preparing for childbirth and to EXPECT our health professionals to provide evidence-based information to enable us more opportunity to make informed decisions. Find out more about Awareness Week and how you can help: https://www.birthtrauma.org.au/birth-trauma-awareness-week-2019/ Or comment below: What do you wish you’d been told? @birthtrauma.org.au repost ♥️
A sneak peak of our 2019 Birth Trauma Awareness Week video- catch the full version on our FB page🙏 Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019. July 7 - 14th In Australia, 1 in 3 women identify their births as traumatic and 1 in 4 first-time mothers suffer major physical…
A sneak peak of our 2019 Birth Trauma Awareness Week video- catch the full version on our FB page🙏 Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019. July 7 - 14th In Australia, 1 in 3 women identify their births as traumatic and 1 in 4 first-time mothers suffer major physical damage. These experiences often leave a long-lasting impact on a woman’s physical and mental health, their ability to bond with their baby and their relationships with their partners, family and friends. Our individual responses to birth can be extremely complex, and sometimes we can feel incredibly silenced in sharing our stories, if they are perhaps not the usual "happy" stories. Trauma is such a very personal, and unique experience, and knowing where to find appropriate skilled support is critical in the time afterwards in helping to heal, and feeling less isolated and alone in this journey. We are so thankful to the brave women in this video for speaking out so they can show others that they're not alone. That it is okay to ask for better information when preparing for childbirth and to EXPECT our health professionals to provide evidence-based information to enable us more opportunity to make informed decisions. Find out more about Awareness Week and how you can help us: https://www.birthtrauma.org.au/birth-trauma-awareness-week-2019/ #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation #yourstorymatters #breakthesilence #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019
Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts today. 
The aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family.
Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts today. The aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family.
#Repost @birthtrauma.org.au with @get_repost ・・・ Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts this Sunday. This year we’re shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. And we’re asking - ‘What do you wish…
#Repost @birthtrauma.org.au with @get_repost ・・・ Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts this Sunday. This year we’re shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. And we’re asking - ‘What do you wish you were told?’. Our aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family. To find out more about how you can help support us during this week, please click the Awareness Week link in our bio. And please spare a moment to complete our survey 💙 #yourstorymatters #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation
Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts this Sunday. This year we’re shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. And we’re asking - ‘What do you wish you were told?’. Our aim is to improve antenatal…
Birth Trauma Awareness Week starts this Sunday. This year we’re shining the light on potential risks of childbirth, empowering women to open up by sharing their stories. And we’re asking - ‘What do you wish you were told?’. Our aim is to improve antenatal services by providing women with true informed choice, with no emphasis on a particular type of birth, but a birth that best suits mum, baby and her family. To find out more about how you can help support us during this week, please click the Awareness Week link in our bio. And please spare a moment to complete our survey 💙 #yourstorymatters #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #breakthesilence #unbiasedbirth #starttheconversation
A photo from last years Awareness Week to refresh the memory💙 In just 3 days, Awareness Week 2019 begins. Watch out for details very soon! Repost from @holistichealthphysio Birth Trauma⁣ ⁣ Your story matters! Next week is officially Birth Trauma Awareness…
A photo from last years Awareness Week to refresh the memory💙 In just 3 days, Awareness Week 2019 begins. Watch out for details very soon! Repost from @holistichealthphysio Birth Trauma⁣ ⁣ Your story matters! Next week is officially Birth Trauma Awareness week however it’s important to keep this conversation happening year round. Birth trauma is real and comes in many forms - physical, mental, emotional and often in combination.⁣ ⁣ I see women daily in my physio practice who share their birth story including traumatic birth experiences. So often - 'healthy mom and healthy baby' is assumed to equal a positive birth. ⁣ “You cannot tell from the facts of someone's birth alone what their experience of it was." Wise words from @newmoon.mama.🖤⁣ ⁣ Knowledge is empowering - for both the birthing person and for health professionals. I highly recommend every health professional take a course in trauma. I took one a few years ago created by Pelvic Health Solutions and is now available online through @embodia and I cannot recommend it enough. This course includes info about childhood sexual abuse and birth trauma. Learning about the complexities of trauma will make each of us better and more empathetic practitioners and people.⁣ ⁣ See link in bio for @tobirthandbeyondpodcast Episode 21 when Amy Dawes @_amydawes_ joined us who is the co- founder of @birthtrauma.org.au. Hear Amy’s own birth experience and more information on how to support someone who has experienced birth trauma. ⁣ ⁣ More listening, less opinions, more empathy, less judging. 🖤 #yourstorymatters #breakthesilence #birthtraumaawarenessweek2019 #starttheconversation #unbiasedbirth
Often when I tell people I’m getting my doula certification I get a polite nod and a slight eye squint followed by the question, “Wait, what IS a doula?” - At first the question would make me pause because I knew in my soul what it meant, but almost couldn’t…
Often when I tell people I’m getting my doula certification I get a polite nod and a slight eye squint followed by the question, “Wait, what IS a doula?” - At first the question would make me pause because I knew in my soul what it meant, but almost couldn’t form it into words. - The word doula is a greek term meaning ‘servant to a woman.’ Now, it is used to describe a trained professional who provides informational, emotional, and physical support to a pregnant, birthing, and postpartum person. - I would describe the job of a doula kind of magical. Educator, advocate, unbiased, supporter... magic. - - Art by @ododua.aum 😍 - - - #doula #doulaintraining #birthdoula #labordoula #supporter #advocate #birthadvocate #informedbirth #unbiasedbirth #certifyingdoula