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Birth Trauma

Birth trauma refers to a distressing experience that occurs during childbirth. It encompasses a range of physical, emotional, and psychological reactions that can result from a challenging or traumatic birthing process. Birth trauma can arise from various factors, such as medical complications, emergency procedures, a prolonged and difficult labor, loss of control or autonomy, perceived threat to the mother or baby's safety, and more.


People who have experienced birth trauma may experience symptoms such as: intense fear, helplessness, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance of reminders of the birth, difficulty bonding with the baby, and feelings of guilt or inadequacy. Birth trauma can have long-lasting effects on ones well-being and greatly impact their transition into parenthood. Counselling can help individuals process the trauma, heal, and regain a sense of empowerment.

Treatment with me can include a combination of the following:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Support Group

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