Birth & My Baby, Bringing Up Kids Trauma Free
Many mothers are fortunate to have wonderful, life enhancing, empowering, stress free births of babies who are rarely distressed, feed and sleep like clockwork, and sail seamlessly into school. But many do not. Genetics, variable healthcare provision, personal choices, local circumstances and ‘luck’ all play their part. A normal pregnancy and birth is a retrospective assessment. Choice has huge positives, but is it always based on best evidence? Has it always provided the desired outcomes? Could we better prepare mothers for the journey? Could we better support parents when disappointment looms? Are “pain and sorrow” inevitable?
When we talk of birth trauma, we mean Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that occurs after childbirth. It is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience.
What will you learn?:
- Pregnancy trauma can’t be totally avoided.
- Choice is often good, but maybe not always?
- Choice can lead to unintended outcomes.
- Predicting pregnancy outcomes is not science….yet!
- Effects of Trauma must be addressed promptly and professionally.