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Trauma in labour & birth


Read: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5223347/


Your birth experience and how you were treated during labour & birth (even prenatally) can greatly impact your journey into your postpartum period, it can also influence the way you parent your child and your relationship with your partner.


As a birth worker, I often notice the first layer of trauma stemming from the lack of compassion and empathy from our care providers. Especially so with body boundaries and language. They can be very blunt, use fear-based language and intrusive into our personal space. They probe and touch, even when birthers are pleading... saying "stop", "I don't want that", "no", care providers continue.