A traumatic birth experience is associated with postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] and anxiety.
Psychological perinatal trauma can affect the health of the mother, the mother-infant relationship, a newborn's eating patterns (infants may not be breastfeed as a result of mothers’ estrangement), sleeping patterns, and inconsolable crying, as well as having an impact on the mother's personal relationships.
Birth trauma can't always be prevented, but there are things you can do heal in a healthy way.
In this seminar:
Participants will be able to understand the term “trauma” and know what types of experiences constitute trauma
Participants will be able to understand how traumatic experiences affect the brain
Participants will be able to recognize the importance of trauma-informed practices and trauma-informed care, and how to implement it
Participants will be able to understand the relationship between an individual's trauma history and her behaviors and responses
Participants will be able to understand Post Traumatic Growth
Participants will be able to identify risk factors associated with traumatic birth for both the patient and provider and respond in a sensitive and compassionate way
Participants will be able to understand how vicarious trauma impacts the provider
Participants will be able to identify protective factors to reduce the risk of traumatic birth for both patient and provider