7 Tips to Help You Heal after a Traumatic Birth

Here are some things you can try as you heal from your birth.

  1. Accept your feelings – It is OK to feel sad or disappointed after a traumatic birth.  It is OK to grieve losing the birth you desired.  You are not crazy.
  2. Talk – find a friend, family member or therapist (trained in birth issues) who will listen unconditionally.  If you are able to process your experiences you will move through the stages of grief more quickly.
  3. Pray – pray for help in healing physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Ask other people to pray for you.
  4. Hypnosis is a great tool for letting go of trauma.  Here is a great resource.  Janet Field has created hypnosis scripts to help moms heal from traumatic births.
  5. Energy Healing such as EFT or other modalities can help immensely to let go of the pain and trauma.
  6. Online resources can help you find other moms dealing with similar situations and you can find a group that can really empathize with your experience.   ICAN for cesarean moms or Solace for Mothers for any type of traumatic birth.
  7. Don’t put a time limit on your healing. Allow yourself to grieve and know that if you continue to move forward and work through your experience healing will come.

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