How to Heal a Bad Birth is a gentle guide for women who have experienced a difficult, disappointing or traumatic birth, and want to make sense, make peace and move on.
Written by the founders of Birthtalk.org™, this book works double-time as an indispensable resource for partners, family and health professionals, enabling them to offer meaningful support for a woman in this situation.
Often women are told to ‘just get over it’, or ‘healthy mother, healthy baby… that’s all that matters.’ We know it’s not that simple, and that your emotional health matters too.
This book offers ideas and tools to:
- explore & process the emotional impact of your birth
- strengthen your relationship with your partner
- reconnect with your child
- deal with feelings such as failure, guilt, sadness, or anger
- begin to plan for a better birth next time
The book is peppered with honest and heartfelt insights from women and men supported by Birthtalk.org™ over the years, as they share their experiences in their own healing journeys.
Unfortunately trauma – if left unprocessed – does not go away. It stagnates and just sits there, colouring your whole life. Research has shown that women do not spontaneously recover from post-traumatic stress (after childbirth).
So wanting to ‘get over it’ is understandable, but not really possible until processing of the experience has taken place. With a bad birth, the only way out is through. What this means is: it is possible to feel better, to reduce the intensity and move on – and this is more likely when you undertake the process of working through and exploring ‘what happened’ and are able to make sense of it all. This process is easier with good support. Read the full article.
Join the hundreds of women who have used these tools to make sense, make peace, and move on from a bad birth.
Authors Melissa Bruijn and Debby Gould
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