Planning for a Healing Birth


What’s Included:

  • Session Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Eligibility: Those who have had an ‘Unravelling Your Trauma’ session with me.
  • Address fears affecting perception of upcoming birth.
  • Explore necessary steps for a healing, positive, and empowering birth.
  • Follow-up email within 48 hours with healing steps and resource links

Planning a healing birth after experiencing birth trauma is a crucial step for many individuals. Birth trauma can have lasting physical, emotional, and psychological effects, and planning a healing birth can help address and mitigate these effects. Here are several reasons why someone might choose to plan a healing birth after experiencing birth trauma:

Resolution and Healing: The primary goal of planning a healing birth is to find resolution and healing from the trauma of a previous birth experience. It offers an opportunity to process and address the emotional wounds and negative memories associated with the trauma.

Empowerment and Control: A healing birth plan allows individuals to regain a sense of control and empowerment over their birthing experience. This can be particularly important for those who felt helpless or out of control during their traumatic birth.

Reducing Anxiety and Fear: Trauma survivors often experience heightened anxiety and fear related to childbirth. A healing birth plan can include strategies and support systems to reduce these anxieties, such as counseling, relaxation techniques, and a supportive birthing environment.

Positive Birth Experience: By planning a healing birth, individuals aim to create a positive and affirming birth experience that contrasts with their previous traumatic one. This can help rewrite the narrative surrounding childbirth and build positive associations with the birthing process.

Reducing the Risk of Re-traumatization: Without intervention, there is a risk that individuals who experienced birth trauma may re-experience similar trauma during subsequent births. Planning a healing birth aims to reduce this risk by providing safeguards and support.

Improved Emotional Well-Being: A healing birth can contribute to improved emotional well-being during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. It can reduce the likelihood of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health issues related to childbirth trauma.

Creating Positive Memories: A healing birth plan allows individuals to create positive and cherished memories of childbirth. This can have long-lasting effects on self-esteem, confidence, and feelings of self-worth.

Healthy Bonding: For those giving birth to their child, a healing birth can promote healthy bonding between the birthing person and the baby, which may have been disrupted or hindered by the trauma of a previous birth.

Improved Physical Recovery: A healing birth plan can include preferences for pain management and medical interventions that align with the individual's needs and reduce the risk of physical complications or injuries during childbirth.

Advocacy and Self-Care: Planning a healing birth encourages self-advocacy and self-care. It empowers individuals to voice their preferences, set boundaries, and make informed decisions about their birthing experience.

Respect for Autonomy: It respects the birthing person's autonomy and right to make choices about their body and birthing process, which may have been disregarded or violated during a traumatic birth.

Overall, planning a healing birth after birth trauma is about reclaiming agency, promoting well-being, and creating a positive and transformative birthing experience. It acknowledges that healing is possible and that individuals deserve a birth that aligns with their values, preferences, and emotional needs.


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