How to Heal a Bad Birth is the culmination of Birthtalk.org’s ten years of supporting women and men in the journey to healing after a traumatic birth. The insights and information within are immediately relatable, enabling a woman to make sense of her experience and its impact, offering hope for healing, and then linking to tools to process and make peace with what happened.
The book works double-time as an indispensable resource for partners, family and health professionals, enabling them to offer meaningful support for a woman in this situation. A special section for health professionals and birth workers offers insights and suggestions for using this book with the women and couples they encounter who are struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic birth, whether this birth ‘seemed okay’ on the surface, or involved unexpected outcomes or special circumstances including baby admission for specialised care, caesarean under General Anaesthetic or physical injury.
It is peppered with honest and heartfelt insights from women and men supported by Birthtalk.org over the years, as they share their insights during their own healing journeys after a wide variety of birth experiences.
How to Heal a Bad Birth is positively packed with information, insights and ideas for anyone who wants to make sense, make peace, and move on from a difficult, disappointing or traumatic birth…or to support someone with this process.
About the Authors :
Since 2002, through Birthtalk.org, Debby Gould and Melissa Bruijn have specialized in ‘moving on after a bad birth’, and provide unique and essential support to those impacted by a difficult, disappointing or traumatic birth. Debby is a trained midwife, childbirth educator and doula, and mother of two. Melissa is a mum of three who had a traumatic experience with her first birth and felt the full impact of this, before healing and moving on. This book is the realization of their dream to spread their understanding, information and proven tools about healing as widely as possible.
Australia June 2016.