If you are a professional seeking out additional information and support around 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 encounter childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors in your practice on a regular basis. The statistics, although quite disheartening, report that one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused as a child, which means that without a doubt you are serving childhood sexual abuse survivors in your practice.
It's also important because a trauma history can bring up a lot - physically, mentally, and emotionally - for someone during their 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 their experience for the better.
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 their life to heal and prevent further traumatization can significantly improve their life and their baby's life. And you can be a significant part of that.
I offer professionals a few different ways to increase their skills for serving 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 questions or want additional information.