Sunday Surf: Birth Trauma

September 12, 2010 at 10:23 Leave a comment

I had a big week this week with my post over at the connected mom. I am so very thankful for all of the support that I have been shown, and am grateful that my experience is being shared and helping other women to heal from their own traumatic birthing experiences, or encouraging women ask the tough questions that could save them from a similar one. Here are just a few of the links and stories that have been shared with me in return, be sure to check out all of the stories shared in the comment section of my Connected Mom post:

Moogie Light shares her journey to home birth.

Jenn in St. Louis shared a letter she wrote to her provider after her attempted VBAC

Vivian Commented that we need to start a revolution! I agree! She provided these links:  Childbirth Connection, Where’s my midwife?, American College of Nurse-Midwives and womencarepa,org

It is clear that many of us are connected by the birth experiences that we have. It is so important to share these stories and to ignore those who would tell us to ‘just get over it’ and ‘be grateful’ for our children. We need to give a voice to the abysmal way that labouring women are treated in our society, and shout together that what is happening is WRONG. But we also need to reach out to one another in support and help each other to heal.

Jenn from The Connected Mom has decided to do just that with a Stonger Together Oline Quilt for Birth Disappointment, Birth Trauma, and PPD Awarness.  Please go see her call for submissions, and send your art, photography, or other image to help support your fellow women.

Speaking of birth trauma; this guest post by Anne Roth on The Feminist Breeder moved me to tears. Go show your support for a Mama in morning.


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