From Trauma to Triumph: When Survivors Give Birth


I believe it is incredibly important to support pregnant women who are childhood sexual abuse or other trauma survivors in healing their past and preparing for their birth / motherhood journey in a meaningful and intentional way.  Although addressing a history of abuse or trauma may not seem like what your clients envision doing during their pregnancy, 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.  To that end, one of the ways I support women in this healing work is through helping other professionals learn how to better serve their trauma survivor clients…


I have spent years as a social worker, birth doula, psychotherapist, and trauma consultant working with pregnant and postpartum abuse and trauma survivors, and have learned a lot from my clients about maternity care practices and how they can affect survivors during pregnancy and birth.  I have also completed a training program with Penny Simkin, PT and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, coauthors of the book When Survivors Give Birth  and am a Certified From Trauma to Triumph trainer.   As a trainer, I offer other professionals a few 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  for more information on my work with professionals.