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 and assault survivors on a regular basis. The statistics, although quite disheartening, report that one in four girls and one in six boys is 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 be life-altering for them and their baby. And you can be a significant part of that.
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.