Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma. Two words that feel like they should not be paired. Birth trauma is yet another paradoxical experience in the mud that is mothering. Birth “should” be joyous, peaceful, supported, and maybe (a little) painful. Drugs or the body’s natural endorphins can numb the pain. My mom always says, “You forget the pain of child birth.” But, what if you can’t? What if the pain, emotional or physical, creates anxiety or panic, insomnia, flashbacks, […]

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Birth Plans and Bad Behavior by Kim Wildner shared from www.kimwildner.me

Parents should go over the available options listed on their birthing preferences document and research the reasons why, or why not, each intervention may, or may not be, appropriate or desired in their unique situation.

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Seeing Labor and Birth from the Other Side

The research has shown that having a doula at your birth can make a real difference to the outcome.

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