For Professionals


If you are a professional seeking out additional information and support on serving pregnant, birthing, and postpartum trauma survivors I commend you.   This is not easy work, but it is important work.

It’s important because you no doubt encounter childhood sexual abuse/assault survivors on a regular basis.  The statistics, although quite disheartening, report that one in three girls is sexually abused as a child.  This means that approximately 1/3 of the women in your practice are childhood sexual abuse survivors.  This is clearly not a small proportion, and therefore calls on every professional working with women to educate themselves on how to better support their trauma survivor clients.

It’s also important because a trauma history can bring up a lot, both physically and emotionally, for a woman during her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.  And you being sensitive to and trained in how to help your client with a history of sexual (or other forms of) trauma can significantly change her experience for the better.

Some of how you help may be as a counselor, focusing on how your client’s past experience might affect her upcoming birth.  Some of how you help your client may simply be in how you approach her or how you model consent.  Although addressing a history of abuse or trauma may not seem like what your clients envision doing during their pregnancy and postpartum period, for a survivor to use this transformative time in her life to heal and prevent further traumatization can be life-altering for her as a woman and a mother.  And you can be a significant part of that. To that end, one of the ways I ultimately support more women in their healing work is through helping other professionals learn how to better serve their trauma survivor clients…

I offer professionals a few different ways to improve their work with pregnant, birthing, and postpartum trauma survivors:

 

For more information on any of these offerings, please click on the appropriate link above.  And please feel free to Contact Me  if you have any questions or need additional information.  Thank you again for your commitment to serving pregnant, birthing, and postpartum women with such care.