Here are some things you can try as you heal from your birth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pray – pray for help in healing physically, emotionally and spiritually. Ask other people to pray for you.
- 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.
- Energy Healing such as EFT or other modalities can help immensely to let go of the pain and trauma.
- 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.
- 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.
Healing From a Traumatic Birth Series
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- Who Cares?
- What qualifies as a Traumatic Birth?
- Grieving after a traumatic birth.
- 7 Tips to Help You Heal After a Traumatic Birth
- 8 Tips to Help Support Another Mom Heal
- How can you avoid a traumatic birth?