Holistic Birth Recovery : Integrating Difficult and Traumatic Childbirth Experiences
Early in my career, it was clear to me that our modern medical system fails mothers and families who have experienced difficult and traumatic birth. Recovery from these birth events is best supported in community and with personalized attention. Learn more about my online groups, workbook and 1:1 coaching by clicking below. Browse my Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube for related content.
Explore the benefits of healing your birth experience.
Heal areas of your body where trauma has been stored
Improve maternal-infant bonding
Return to intimacy with your partner
Treat anxiety and depression with holistic support
Suffering in Postpartum Depression and Postpartum PTSD?
New mom baby blues is a commonly referred to phenomenon. The extreme hormonal shifts following birth and the added stressors of the postpartum period can be difficult to manage. Simply stating that you are overwhelmed or need help can be a huge relief. Asking for help sometimes feels awkward or difficult, but you may be surprised by how much a friend or neighbor would love a chance to help out. We all want to feel needed, and letting people help you is a gift to those you let in.
The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale is a widely accepted tool to quantify depressive symptoms. It may be used for diagnosing depression and tracking results of treatment. Postpartum depression is diagnosed anytime within the year following birth.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was originally a diagnosis created to treat veterans returning from war and has since greatly expanded. According to experts, post-partum PTSD is under-diagnosed and under-treated. The PCL-5 is a self report measure that assesses symptoms of PTSD and can be found here.
See also: Raja, Harita MD "Post partum PTSD: Beyond Postpartum Depression in Maternal Mental Health" https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/anxiety/postpartum-ptsd-beyond-postpartum-depression-in-maternal-mental-health/ Psychiatric Advisor, May 12, 2017
The coaching provided through Allison Lorne CNM is an excellent adjunct to professional psychological treatment and is not a substitute. If you ever feel you are a threat to your own safety or a threat to others dial 911.
Here's the link to the national suicide hotline. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7.