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@s.bergey

Unexpected + unplanned // wanted + fiercely loved . . ⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ . . This past weekend marked a year since I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant, and I’ve got all the feels reminiscing on those first few really difficult weeks. Don’t get me wrong, Teagan has been fiercely loved and deeply wanted since day 1, but wanted and loved does not erase the fear, struggle, and unresolved trauma that clouded the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy. . . I was in the midst of a really difficult semester, just hoping to catch a break; instead I got slammed with 24/7 nausea, unmatched exhaustion, and intense dizziness and lightheadedness every time I gowned up for a birth. On top of that, with my known history of cervical shortening, the timing of the pregnancy jeopardized my ability to finish grad school on time. NOT my plan, not what I wanted. . . But God. Around the same time I found out I was pregnant our church started singing a new song during worship, and it brought me to my knees, sobbing before the Throne every time. “When darkness tries to roll over my bones, When sorrow comes to steal the joy I own, When brokenness and pain is all I know, Oh, I won't be shaken, no, I won't be shaken. ‘Cause my fear doesn't stand a chance, When I stand in Your love.” And I felt God saying “Ask me if I can do it again.” Like all I had to do was be bold enough to ask and God would make it happen. So I did. (Continued in comments...) @jrny.church @joshbaldwin

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@drrebeccamoore

Consent. Another key issue that causes birth trauma. We perhaps don’t think much of consent. We picture a doctor clutching a form for us to sign when we are about to have an operation. But that’s not consent. Consent should be something embedded into all care. It changes at each meeting, your views change, you may be tired or in pain, hmm like in labour??, so consent needs to be readdressed and re-evaluated, our wishes can change in response to new medical events and that’s fine. But rather than assume consent hasn’t changed we need to actually check and reassess. Consent should be part of every single consultation you have. Consent isn’t done once. It’s fluid. Consent needs to be informed, saying yes to a procedure or intervention you don’t understand is meaningless. It’s not consenting. To consent means to fully understand every single intervention or procedure during your birth or pregnancy. To know the risks. To know the benefits. To have the ability to ask questions, to weigh the risks of doing nothing or something. Consent is vital. It matters so so much. In the week that a study in Africa showed a third of women were not consented prior to having an episiotomy and that virtually none were consented before a vaginal examination this is not a meaningless abstract term. You own your body. No one else does. You do. Being pregnant does not give anyone the right to touch your body without you asking why or without you saying that they can. Make sure you feel able to consent each appointment. If you don’t feel sure ask questions, say no. Print out consent resources from @birthbetter or Birthrights. Because without consent it’s assault or obstetric violence. Rates of episiotomies are climbing rapidly in the USA, should be around 5% of most births and in some hospitals they are occurring in 45% of their births. We must expect and demand and insist on consent being a central part of all care for all women, every day. Nothing else is good enough. #consent #informedconsent #obstetricviolence #metoointhebirthroom #metooinbirth #birthlikeafeminist #informedandempowered #makebirthbetter #birthtrauma #ptsd #postpartumptsd #perinatalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealth

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@centimano_counseling

I know it’s hard but don’t you do it! We don’t know what’s going on behind her Instagram, or in her house. We don’t know what type of help and support she has over there and more than not she has struggled to. Comparison can be the thief of joy! #maternalmentalhealth maternalmentalhealth #pmad #ppd #ppa #postpartumdepression #mentalhealthawareness #infertility #perinatalloss #miscarriage #stillbirth #pregnacyafterloss #birthtrauma #motherhood #matresence #postpartumbody #mothertomother #honestmotherhood #findyourvillage #therapisttomoms

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@winterbearandmama

It’s time to be honest again and to talk postpartum anxieties. . It’s almost time for me to go back to work. My maternity leave is up at the end of November and it has me thinking of everything that has happened in the last year from wondering who our little bundle of joy would be, to starting a business I love; from recovering physically and emotionally from a pretty traumatic birth to welcoming the happiest year of our lives with Arthur. . It’s been the toughest, most rewarding year of my life and I’m not sure I’m ready to go back to work. I’ve not left Arthur yet and I have a lot of anxiety about leaving him, as every parent does, but I think it is made worse by the way he was brought into the world. I couldn’t meet him for the first few hours of his life so I feel like I can’t miss out now, maybe I’m over compensating for missing so many firsts but the idea of being away from him again fills me with dread. . I have to leave Arthur this weekend for a wedding for the first time and I’ve been stressing for weeks, in my head I’ll just stay for the ceremony and see how I’m doing, maybe I’ll stay for the wedding breakfast. . I know a day by ourselves will be good for my husband and I so I need to remember that before jumping in the car to be back with my baby. . Physically I’ve recovered from the birth, mentally I still have a long way to go. . That’s the secret behind the smiles, behind the brave face of Instagram. . . . . . . #postpartummentalhealth #postpartum #postpartum #firsttimemum #marriage #newfamily #birthtrauma #birthtraumarecovery #letstalk #honesty #nobodyevertoldme

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@heltunderliv

Blir så glad av feedback!! Den här tjejen har följt min video om andning för avslappning i bäckenet (finns som första video jag lade ut under IGTV. Du får alltså scrolla nedåt) och hennes smärta i bäckenet är borta med 80 procent efter en vecka! Andning är a och o! Det första jag tittar på vid en rehabsession är hur du andas! Diafragman och bäckenbottenmusklerna arbetar tillsammans. 🤝Diafragman ska sjunka på inandning ⬇️varvid det bildas ett tryck nedåt på bäckenet så dess muskler förlängs och slappnar av. På utandning kommer diafragman och bäckenet upp igen⬆️. Om diafragman inte sjunker på inandning kommer bäckenets muskler aldrig att förlängas. Det kan leda till ett överspänt bäcken vilket bland annat kan orsaka smärta, och svårigheter att kissa/bajsa. Vissa har en omvänd andning ⛔️ så att de suger upp diafragman på inandning och trycker ned diafragman på utandning. Om diafragman felaktigt kommer nedåt när du andas ut bildas ett tryck nedåt på bäckenet som tex kan leda till urinläckage.💦Så oavsett bäckenproblem så är andningen det första jag börjar med. Om du lägger en hand på mellangården så ska du känna att mellangården buktar ut mot dina fingrar när du andas in. Obs att du inte krystar utan låter andningen få bäckenet att slappna av nedåt. På utandning dras bäckenbottenmusklerna uppåt igen till viloläge. För mig tog det flera veckor med daglig övning innan jag fick ned andningen i bäckenet. Jag var nämligen mycket spänd. Så misströsta inte om du inte känner andningen i bäckenet. Det kan ta veckor/månader att lära sig andas korrekt. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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@mommylabornurse.podcast

New episode out today! 💕⁣ ⁣ In this episode, @psychedmommy and I dive into all things mental health! We discuss a range of topics including:⁣ ⁣ ▪️Postpartum Depression⁣ ▪️Postpartum Anxiety ⁣ ▪️Prenatal Mood Disorders⁣ ▪️Coping skills⁣ ⁣ Check it out on ITunes & Spotify! 🎵

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@boxtherapy_mums

There may be some parents out there thinking about seeking support, but are concerned about what it would mean and what others may think. • Remember we all have difficult days, and that’s ok because becoming a parent isn’t an easy journey and it might not be the journey you imagined it would be. It can be an overwhelming time that can leave you feeling vulnerable due to the responsibility and pressure parents experience. • If you’re local to #sidcup #bexley #bexleyborough then consider coming along to Parent Box Bexley, a confidential and non-judgemental support group with the aim of normalising the highs and lows of parenthood. • Feel free to get in touch for a chat or with questions before coming along ☺️ • #pnd #postnataldepression #postnatalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealth #posnatalcare #postnatalanxiety #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdepression #therapy #cbttherapy #counseling #pregnant #newbaby #newmum #mumlife #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealth #birth #birthtrauma #trauma #makebirthbetter

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@thebeyondstrengthfoundation

My name is jo and I’ll be 50 next year and I have 2 boys 24 and 20. I have bowel incontinence and bowel leakage with bowel urgency too These issues I have happened when I have birth to my first son and I had what’s called a 4 th degree tear that then was not stitched correctly and I ended up with an anal sphincter injury that in turn causes me to have these incontinent issues My day to day life is affected as if I need to go out I have to plan what I’ve eaten the day before and when I’m out I can’t really eat as I can’t risk that I will need the toilet as I have no control. I take medication to stop me going If I was going out for a long day and not near toilets .. I had to give up my job and this is both financially and mentally debilitating as I miss working so much When my boys were younger it was very hard as I had to not take them places and be careful where we did go .. they have never flown as I could not risk a flight with the toilet situation. We have had to leave functions due to me needing the toilet and we have not been to many things because of me and for that I am very sad.

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@centimano_counseling

You are not going crazy. You can feel both anxious, angsty, sad and down at the same time. The overlap of both anxiety and depressive symptoms can occur more often during the postpartum period than at any other time #maternalmentalhealth #pmad #ppd #ppa #postpartumdepression #mentalwell was #infertility #perinatalloss #miscarriage #stillbirth #pregnacyafterloss #birthtrauma #motherhood #matresence #postpartumbody #mothertomother #honestmotherhood #findyourvillage #therapy #Repost @momdocpsychology with @get_repost ・・・ I get questions about this one regularly👆🏼 . . . You may experience minimal to no symptoms of PPA, some symptoms of PPA, or a majority of the symptoms of PPA. The same goes for PPD. And you may even experience some of the symptoms in conjunction (PPA and PPD). . . . You are not “crazy.” You are not a bad mom. You are not worthless. . . . www.postpartum.net is an excellent resource for mothers, and I encourage you check it out and utilize the resources that they offer if you are struggling.🧡🧡🧡

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@postpartale.depression

Ein Haustier... ❤️ Senkt nachweislich den Blutdruck in stressigen Situationen ❤️ Ist ein treuer Begleiter ❤️ Lässt dich Sicherheit spüren ❤️ Reduziert Angst und Depressionen ❤️ Sorgt für Entspannung ❤️ Fördert deine Sozialkompetenz ❤️ Gibt dir Struktur und Routinen ❤️ Sorgt für Erfüllung ❤️ Lässt dich Serotonin ausschütten, wenn du es streichelst ❤️ Gibt dir einen Sinn im Leben . . Habt ihr auch ein Haustier? Bei mir leben 2 Katzen. Sie sind mir unglaublich wichtig. . #haustier #pet #adoptdontshop #postpartaledepression #postpartum #postpartumdepression #wochenbettdepression #wochenbett #ppd #realmotherhood #motherhood #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #maternalmentalhealth #postpartumSupport #postpartumhealth #birthtrauma #postnataledepression #geburtstrauma #geburt #givingbirth #mutterundkind #mamaundkind #muttersein #depression #depressionen #depressionensindeinarschloch

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@maternalwellnessvillage

Join @porschethedoula this evening for Maternal Health Mondays! She will drop gems on the benefits of having a Doula and surviving the 4th trimester. Tune in! #maternaltribe

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@oshun_family_center

Join us this Thursday for “Yummy in my Tummy”, a Mommy & Me cooking experience. We will explore a couple recipes that can be made at home for your little one at any stage of eating (5mo+). With increasing reports of dangerous ingredients in baby food, you will learn how to make your own, properly store and recommended stages for introduction. Inbox me for more details. #babyfood

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@fathersnetworkscotland

The isolation of being left behind as a father to a stillborn baby is a taboo subject that many keep bottled up, according to charities, leaving the process of dealing with the grief even more difficult. It seems that professional support also isn't always offered to dads either, leaving them to deal with their mental health alone. These fathers - link in bio - have bravely opened up about their experiences of stillbirth to help other families.

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@birth_therapy

IN CONTROL - it is so important for women who have suffered a difficult birth to be able to feel 'in control' of their next birth experience. Listening to womens experience, the thread that flows through is the lack of control they feel in their birth. Having decisions taken from them, no one listening to their needs, procedures forced on you and consent not given are all acts that rid the woman of a sense of control. Providing techniques, positive ways to have your needs met and remain at the core of your care is what we provide within our treatment @birth_therapy. You can experience this feeling with a future birth. Call Emma to book your appointment. #incontrol #positiveactions #birthwithoutfear #birthtrauma #birthhealing #next #2ndtimemums #conquerit #newmum #pregnancy #pregnancyanxiety #youcandothis #perinatalmentalhealth #yourfeelingsarevalid #positivebirth #birth_therapy

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@mamatayoga

It’s not easy for mothers to accept support from another 🧡. . Is it because our society deems that we ‘do it all’ when we become a mother or is this the pressures we put on our Selves as women and mothers? . To be everything to everyone except to ourselves. To sacrifice so much of our owns needs and wants in order to care for our family and loves ones? . I can only speak from my own upbringing where my mother was selfless and dedicated all of her energy and being to others so much so that it made her sick. . This epidemic of exhausted mothers needs to end with our generation of women. We need to get back to our ancestral roots of asking for support from women in our community, offering support and most importantly, accepting support. . This picture makes my heart explode with joy. The beauty @greentarahealingandyoga spends her days in service to others as a healer and yoga instructor and the blissful mother/teacher @mama_tadasana giving her the gift, expertise and energy to another as she too does every DAY as a mother to two young boys. . Both of these women this weekend opened their hearts and leaned into some powerful healing and as a group we held hands and witnessed their pain and their love. . This is what women have the capacity to do for one another if only we just accepted the love and each other 🧡. . #womensupportingwomen #sisterhood #prenatalyoga #prenatalteachertraining #yogateachertraining #thaiyogamassage #friendship #grief #healing #postpartum #postnatal #postpartumgrief #birthtrauma #birthing #awareness #postnatalyoga #motherhood #support

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@maternalwellnessvillage

We are a village of birth workers that include Therapists, Doulas, Lactation Consultants, Holistic Healers, Infertility warriors and nurses. Combined, we have multiple levels of education and life experiences, over 50 years of parenting skills, 35 years of lactation support, 25 years of providing labor support and 10 years of mental health support. ___________________________________________ The mission of the Maternal Wellness Village is to function as an action oriented task force by providing support services to empower communities throughout the African Diaspora. Through our efforts, we aim to increase modern adaptations of ancestral birth practices, reclaim the Black birth experience and reduce black maternal mortality. We are working to raise $15k in order to create and sustain programs for families during both Black Maternal Health Week and Black Breastfeeding Week 2020. #maternaltribe

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@maternalwellnessvillage

1 in 7 women will experience a mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or after giving birth. The statistics are even bleaker for Black women. Rates of postpartum depression are 13-19% overall, while Black mothers experience postpartum depression close to 38%. Let that sink in..... #maternaltribe

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@daisyfoundationtunbridgewells

@milli.hill on radio two at the moment, talking about feminist birth and birth choices 😃

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@mindbabybody

have you been feeling down, lethargic, lacking interest in activities, a loss of appetite, suicidal, a sense of guilt, difficulty concentrating or looking after yourself/others, struggling to bond and connect with your baby? you may be suffering symptoms of depression; BUT you may be suffering from PTSD - Depression is a symptom in and of itself of PTSD. Have you experienced a trauma? have you been shocked and/or stressed? are you experiencing flashbacks, and nightmares? do you recognise these symptoms of depression but don't feel depressed? You may be right, it may be PTSD and we can help you to overcome it. Please do get in touch to see if we can help you to move forwards after trauma. #therapy #traumatherapy #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #maternalmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #badbirth #traumatised #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #lonely #angry #irritable #nightmare #flashback #relivingtrauma #baby #maternity #paternity #trauma #ptsdtherapy #guilt #shame #anxiety

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@strongmotherguide

“Omg - your toddler doesn’t still have a pacifier, does he?” 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ll just be over here imperfectly parenting and surviving the best I know how. I’m guessing you’re doing the same 🙋🏼‍♀️. Support > judgement. A motherhood motto. #strongmotherguide

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@motherswith4thdegreetears

Yesterday I had someone come up to me and share a story. She said “one of my best friends had a 4th degree tear a year ago. She had to have another reconstructive surgery and is still in physical therapy and experiencing fecal incontinence a year later. I just want to validate you being here and thank you for what you are doing because people do not understand how devastating they can be.” 😭😭😭 It is stories like those that keep me going and will lead to change. Keep sharing!!

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@bbkrisen

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@caibabysussex

I love this quote from Sir Aynsley-Green 👆 I sometimes feel people think baby massage is a fluffy nice-to-have. It isn't. The IAIM programme I teach has been shown to promote the parent-infant bond. That is massive! 💕 There's a reason children's centres that have the funding run the full 5 week IAIM programme. It reduces the chance of a mother experiencing postnatal depression & it promotes the relationship between the parent & baby 👶👩🏼‍🦰👨 Parent and infant mental health are key to creating healthy building blocks for a happy future. 👉 You can book your place on my November courses in Cuckfield & Eastbourne via caibaby.co.uk or [email protected] 👈 @infant_massage #iaimuk #iaim #attachment #bondwithbaby #mummyandmetime #daddyandmetime #bestofsussex #midsussexmamas #eastbournemums #burgesshillmums #pregnantafterloss #haywardsheath #sussexmums #birthtrauma #pregnantafterloss #pregnantinsussex #maternityleave #babyshower #babymassagesussex #benefitsofbabymassage #eastbourne #cuckfieldvillage #caibabymassage #infantmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealth #nurturingtouch #communicatinglove #fathersmattertoo

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@the_babys_ok_am_i

The look of love .. this photo melts my heart.. makes me weep ... On this wet Monday ... I have the perfect life really ... no kids to see to , no one in half term demanding to know what we are doing today, no Monday blues back to work , no juggling work and kids , house tidy as no one to mess it up really, I can get in the car and go wherever I want .... wow... I have everything I dreamed and wished for when things were really tough .... what do they say ... be careful what you wish for ... I can tell you it’s not worth the wishing I’ve lived it for a while now and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be ... it’s lonely 😔 it’s sad ☹️ and it’s a waste of a life ... that’s how I feel ... what is my purpose now ... in the transition period from kids leaving to them having kids and you maybe being needed again ... Not working doesn’t help .. I can’t even go to town without a toilet accident so no hope .. I’m not depressed far from it I am blissfully happy ... but I hate the doctor that damaged me for making me wish my kids lives away as it was hard back then .. so much pain and planning and missed trips and holidays ... @recover_together_88 @amumfromthediff @oasi_mum are just a few that are still coping with all this as well as still having little ones ... I wish we all lived near and then I could come and help and help you all as I miss that part of my life so much ... but you mustn’t look back always forward and I am blessed in so many ways ... I’m thinking of writing a book 😱 I need to keep raising awareness I need to help other mums I need to feel I am worthwhile as at the moment I’m a bit over weight menapausal incontinenet nearly 50 yr old 😂😂😂😆😆😆🤔🤔🤔 have a wonderful day xxx #birthtrauma #emptynest #birthtraumahealing #4thdegreetear #analsphincterinjury #makebirthbetter

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@btrhorsham

🍁A poem for PTSD.🍂 The feelings are real. If this resonates with you, know that you are not alone. Help and support are available.

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@our.joey

Prioritising self-care is easier said than done in those early weeks and months with a newborn. Truthfully, it doesn’t get much easier when the kids are exiting their toddler years. There’s always a trade-off – new clothes for the kids versus a visit to the hairdresser for me, their expensive supplements and probiotics, or my long-overdue naturopath consult – and there’s no prize for guessing who comes off second best in those negotiations! But, if we don’t make time for self-care, our bodies will make it for us, in the form of illness! And who wants to wait ‘til we’re sick before dedicating a day to lazing around in bed? Self-care doesn’t have to mean trips to the salon, massages and yoga, it could be saying no to visitors when you’ve had a rough night with bub; staying in and binging Netflix instead of feeling pressured to meet those friends, who are hanging to meet your new bub; asking husbo to step up for half an hour so that you can soak in the tub; or looking at your naked body and, instead of seeing flaws and rolls and scars, seeing the marks of a fierce warrior who has bore life! Be kind to yourself and forgiving of yourself in all the ways that you need to be, to get through this crazy, amazing, depleting, fatiguing time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #birthtrauma #pnd #slowmotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #mommymode #momminainteasy #messyhairdontcare #momquotes #ethicalbusiness #ethicalfashion #mumswithhustle #melbournebusiness #findyourflock #ecoconscious #lifewithlittles #sustainablestyle #ecofriendlyproducts #slowfashionmovement #organics #babyessentials #babyaccessories #naturalparenting #eczemarelief #mumssupportingmums

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@birthtraumaresolution

This was me. I remember tears streaming down my face with thoughts which closed in on me. Putting on a strong “Ive got this “face.🤛 when all I felt was like I was breaking down. Fighting back tears, feeling overwhelmed and broken, feeling raw, isolated and uncertain of who I was. Motherhood can feel both absolutely amazing and completely overwhelming at the same time. . . . #postnatal #birthtrauma #birthtraumaawareness #pnd #everywordcounts #ptsdawareness #support #anxiety #maternal #perinatalmentalhealth #newmom #newdad #newborn #baddays #itsoknottobeok #traumainformedcare #empathy #validation #selfcare #maternalmentalhealth #brightonmum #sussexmums #hovemum #parenting Repost 📸 @laura_robin_draws

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@hanfindlay

I feel for the previous generations of mothers. While they may not have had the unenviable task of dealing with constant comparisons and consumerism pushed in their face daily via social media and they probably had more face to face connection with other mums (assumption based on how many more mums work fulltime in our day)... they did not have the same access to a wide variety of voices and stories within the motherhood spectrum that our generation does today. They had their immediate village (their mothers, their sisters, their mum friends), access to magazines and books and that was it. And I can only imagine that many of them felt lonely/isolated if they were dealing with a version of motherhood that wasn't considered the norm. I'm not sure who has it better, in fact I bet there are arguments both ways for the easier time to have been a mother but I do know that there is nothing easy about motherhood no matter your situation or privilege. I loved seeing this being summed up by Meghan Markle recently and felt deeply for her, in her own experience and privilege it has been incredibly hard. It was so courageous of her to visibly show this vulnerability and share this with the world. How many more mothers would have felt validated on their hard days through seeing this?! It made me feel proud that we can be a part of a generation that rises up and boldly tells our stories of motherhood. A generation that smashes down the walls that have hidden post partum in all its bloody glory and shares the beautiful mess that is motherhood. A generation that wants to take back birth, post partum and motherhood, tell it like it is and has the platform to do so.

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@doctorerinbowe

YOU are the medicine you are looking for Book your coach, see a therapist, take a course, go on retreat, buy an oracle deck, join a group, get a puppy... You can passively absorb it all. Whine that it didn’t work, didn’t achieve the results you wanted or it was a waste of money, but none of that is necessarily true unless you DID something with it Would you read a book about driving, have someone talk to you about it, sit in a group and talk about it and expect to then be able to get in a car and drive? Everything you need is already within you. What’s missing is you activating it #selflove #selfhealing #selfdevelopment #melbournecoach #melbournepsychologist #birthtrauma #lightworker

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@holisticbirthandbeyond

*Now booking for January-March of 2020 -- banana to eggplant-sized babies!* ~ Birth & Postpartum Doula Services ~ Birth Story Medicine ~ Lactation Education Let's schedule a time to chat today! . . 💕🌿💕🌿 . . #holisticbirthandbeyond #doula #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #mother #parenting #holistic #birth #labor #newhampshire #lovewhatyoudoula #pregnancy #empower #support #love #beautiful #instagood #babies #breastfeeding #instapregnancy #instababies #expecting #family #womenshealth #birthstorymedicine #birthstory #healyoursoul #birthtrauma #birthtraumahealing

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@birthintobeing

What do you know about your birth?

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@tenderloving.mama

TRIGGER WARNING |birth trauma| I use to look at this photo in awe because I thought it was so beautiful. I still think it’s such a special photo but the other part of me is filled with crippling anxiety and PTSD from this day. What you don’t know is there was about 8 people in the room not including my mom and Derick. In this moment he wasn’t breathing. A nurse pushed my mom out of the way and jumped onto me, pushing my stomach to get alex out. He was stuck. It was all a blur honestly.. I remember opening my eyes because I knew he was out but I didn’t hear a cry. I asked multiple times “why isn’t he crying?” I looked away.. I couldn’t look in his direction because I was scared my baby wasn’t alive. During labor his heart rate dropped multiple times and it was all just a blur. I don’t know why I always think of the ‘what if’s’ I should be happy I have my child here with me because I know there are people who don’t get the chance to take their baby home, But it’s so hard not to think back to that night. It causes so much anxiety to my everyday life because I’m afraid something will happen to him. PTSD and birth trauma is sooo real. If you are reading this and you ever need someone to talk to - please know I am here. • • • #motherhoodunplugged #birthtrauma #birthtraumaawareness #motherhoodthroughinstagram

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@fertileaffirmations

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 💜 Message @fertileaffirmations for your free Android code to download and experience the power of Affirmations! iOS coming soon :) When navigating the inevitable stressors of Infertility, Pregnancy, or Postpartum anxiety/depression, it’s normal to consciously and unconsciously repeat negative affirmations to yourself. In response, your body releases cortisol, a stress hormone that has been proven to contribute to the stress response and negatively influences health and well being on every level. The good news is that research has proven how mindfulness practices quickly and effectively change your thought patterns and, in turn, your physiology. This means that you can shift your mindset and a general sense of wellbeing is always possible! #googleplay #fertileaffirmations #fertility #ttc #maternalmentalhealth #postpartum #pregnantafterloss #rainbowbaby🌈 #hope #miscarriage #mindfulness #positiveaffirmations #ivfwarrior #pcos #endometriosis #recurrentpregnancyloss #pregnancy #selfcare @camilleguaty @juleshough @carlymarie.leilanispirit @daniellelaporte @busyphilipps @carolinaconceptions @serenawilliams #maternalmentalhealth #birthtrauma

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@loving.life.as.megan

You guys might be looking at this photo and asking yourself, why is she sharing this? It’s a blurry, messy photo of her baby with an umbrella. Not Instagram worthy at all. . You’re right. But I’m not here to share what’s “Instagram-able.” I’m here to share what’s real. . Tonight, Sawyer played with this umbrella...indoors...for a good 20 minutes. She loved every second of it; she had a blast. I still haven’t recovered. . My heart has been beating out of my chest, I’ve had a lump in my throat, and zero patience with anything or anyone since she finally put that umbrella down. Why? Because opening an umbrella indoors is supposed to be bad luck; my anxiety is feeding off of that and now I’m worried that something bad is going to happen. I’m worried that she’s going to die. . Logically, I know that doesn’t make sense. Emotionally, I can’t grasp what sense is. . It’s an awful feeling. Being afraid to let my kids be kids. Being afraid to live life. Feeling like my chest is always half a second away from exploding. . This may not make sense to a lot of people, but if it makes sense to you...I am so sorry. I am keeping you in my prayers. You are not alone. We will get through this together. 💜 . Tonight, this is what my #postpartumanxiety looks like.

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@ash_stay_lucky

So I haven't really been super public about it but Gwendolyn was born with unilateral facial palsy . It has improved significantly in the almost 6 months she has been here . We are not sure of the cause as of yet ( best guess is birth trama ) she is seeing the developmental pediatrician next week . Her OT & PT eval is this week also . It is hard not to worry about the reasons or the future . But when I look at her sweet smile it all melts away #facialpalsy #erbspalsy #birthtrauma #gwendolynrachael #loveofmylife #buffalove

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@janeirobrancobc

#Repost @pandas_uk (@get_repost) ・・・ Keep climbing the mountain, you will get there 💙 📸: @worrywellbeing the PANDAS foundation has a NEW helpline number! 💜 0808 1961 776 💜 available 9am - 8pm everyday and free from UK landlines 📞 #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@rootsfamilychiro

Today Lauren participated in great conversations surrounding all things postpartum at @thebirthboutique 🌿 We are incredibly thankful for other local businesses who continue to educate, empower + encourage the community well!

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@soulpursuitproject

In case it’s not obvious, it’s a witch doll, on a stick, dressed in black, made with spanish moss and twine. I have no idea how one is supposed to make one or if people even do so at all. I just felt like making one to hang on my altar from a pile of old rusted out chains and locks I found yesterday. I’ve always known spirits walk with me since a young age. I suppose it has to do with being Appalachian by blood, having a traumatic near death birth experience, spending years in foster homes, and having no biological father. I believe in such cases the spirit world takes you in instead. I never understood exactly who walked with me or gave me my inner knowing and dreams but I always knew someone was with me. They didn’t stop the bad from happening but they sustained me through it and they always avenged me. I may not have been protected in this life per say but my soul has always been heavily guarded, protected, and avenged by something unseen. That said, most of my life, both the best and most traumatic experiences have always occurred in a single week of the year. That week is approx. October 13th-20th. It never fails. It’s as if something literally tries to destroy my very existence. If it can’t through situation and circumstance, it will try another way. I never remember it in advance, it always repeats itself. Because I was born three months prematurely, I believe my birthday would have fallen between October 20th and November 11th. Every year, I have to fight for my existence all over again. Likely, it was my own mother who cursed my existence by denying the pregnancy and saying I’d been born dead. Life is beautiful and also dark and I prefer it that way. Lately, I can feel those who walk with me and I with them more clearly than I’ve ever been able to before and for that I am grateful. I may walk my own path, but I don’t walk it alone🍂 . . . #witchesofig #witchesofinstagram #witch #witchlife #conjure #rootwork #folkmagic #appalachianfolkmagic #appalachianconjure #witchdoll #witchdolls #witchcraft #altars #cursed #curses #birthtrauma #occult #witchfather

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@birthtraumaresolution

You are always enough. You may think “am I doing enough?” When my twins were babies someone asked me constantly “are you coping?” It made me feel totally inadequate- because I wasn’t. Saying “ you are doing the best you can today, you are amazing!!” “I’m here to help whenever you need me” would have been better. . . . #postnatal #birthtrauma #birthtraumaawareness #pnd #everywordcounts #ptsdawareness #support #anxiety #maternal #perinatalmentalhealth #newmom #newdad #newborn #baddays #itsoknottobeok #traumainformedcare #empathy #validation #selfcare #maternalmentalhealth #brightonmum #sussexmums #hovemum #parenting #twins #twinmomlife #doingthebestican #momshavescarythoughts

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@postpartale.depression

SURFEN LERNEN Was ist eine Welle?  Es kann ein unangenehmes Gefühl sein. Ein negativer Gedanke, der Drang etwas zu tun, was dir nicht gut tut. . Was tun, wenn die Welle kommt?  Geh mit deiner Aufmerksamkeit zu dem Gefühl, dem Gedanken oder deinem Drang. Schau es dir genau an. Gib ihm Raum. Benenne es. Ohne zu bewerten! "Ich habe den Drang ... zu tun" "Ich habe den Gedanken, dass ..." "Ich fühle gerade das ... - Gefühl" .  Hinterfrage deinen Impuls!  Was passiert mit meinem Leben, wenn ich dem Drang nachgebe oder mich dem Gedanken hingebe? Was hat es für Auswirkungen, wenn ich ständig diese Gefühle habe?  Was für Werte habe ich in meinem Leben? Bringt mich dieses Gefühl, dieser Gedanke oder  der Drang einem Leben näher, wie ich es mir mit meinen Werten vorstelle? .  Gib der Welle die Zeit, die sie braucht.  Denn die Welle kommt -  Und die Welle geht. . (Diese Technik habe ich in meiner Verhaltenstherapie gelernt. "ACT" nach Russ Harris) .  #postpartaledepression #postpartum #postpartumdepression #wochenbettdepression #wochenbett #ppd #realmotherhood #motherhood #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #maternalmentalhealth #postpartumSupport #postpartumhealth #birthtrauma #postnataledepression #geburtstrauma #geburt #givingbirth #mutterundkind #mamaundkind #muttersein #depression #depressionen #depressionensindeinarschloch #familienblogger20

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@thedesertdoula

What a day with Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, a health psychologist and researcher specializing in trauma and abuse. To boot, she’s a long-time La Leche League leader and IBCLC, and has carved out a fascinating niche of study at the intersection of these disciplines. . . On Friday she lectures on the impact of breastfeeding on mental health, postpartum depression, transgenerational trauma, and women with a history of sexual abuse. She opened with a comprehensive review of the links between the effects of chronic stressors like these and the incidence of serious ailments like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease—which just happen to be the top three killers of women. . . Her two lectures were chock-full of gems, such as the link between prenatal depression and preterm birth (the #1 cause of infant mortality), and the impact of DHA on gestational age (see photos 2, 3 in this post). Chronic inflammation, adverse childhood events, psychoneuroimmunology ... we covered a lot of ground. . . What’s it got to do with breastfeeding? As it happens, one of the primary hormones that is stimulated and released when breastfeeding is a powerful antidote to every harmful condition I just named: oxytocin. By suppressing the stress response, regular oxytocin release and higher overall oxytocin levels measurably reduce the incidence of depression and chronic inflammation, precursors to a veritable bevy of life-threatening illnesses. . . WOW. It was a hell of a day. The next time I tell you guys about speaker in the Binational Breastfeeding Coalition’s “Look Who’s Talking” series, you might want to register. We were seriously lucky to have someone of KT’s caliber here with us. #thedesertdoula #breastfeedingmedicine #oxytocin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #lactationcounselor #ibclc #ppd #prenataldepression #postpartumdepression #dha #sexualtrauma #stressresponse #chronicstress #chronicinflammation #perinatalmooddisorders #birthintervention #birthtrauma #breastfeeding #naturalcures #benefitsofbreastfeeding #maternalmentalhealth #maternityleave #birthnerd #racialhealthdisparity #socioeconomics #oxytocinforthewin #birthmatters #momsmatter #kathykendalltackett

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@birthtraumascotland

Mothers, partners of any sex, and maternity health care professionals can experience trauma or go on to developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The cause of trauma is unique to the individual but the universal components are often fear extreme fear, feeling uncared for, unsupported, not communicated with, not believe, not listened to or disrespected. Postnatal PTSD can be caused be any traumatic experience such as fertility treatment, pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal experience, miscarriage, termination or stillbirth. Many of our clients come to see us knowing that there is something not right with them but totally unaware that PTSD could be a possibility for them. Many have been treated for depression with no ease of symptoms. If you recognise these symptoms in yourself (or others) the best place to start is by talking. Talking to others such as family and friends about how you feel, to a qualified trauma therapist, to your GP or health visitor. PTSD is a terribly lonely and devastating condition but please know that with the right care it is very treatable. Sadly awareness of postnatal PTSD is thin on the ground so please share to raise awareness ♡ . . . . . #birthtrauma #positivebirthscotland #ptsdawareness #birthtraumascotland #birthptsd #healingfrombirth #ppstnatalanxiety #postnataldepression #makebirthbetter #transformbirthtrauma #birthtraumaawareness #birthtraumarecovery #prematurebirth #traumaticbirth #postntalanxiety #postnataldepression #womanhelpingwomen #edinburghhypnobirthing #wecansupportyou #pregnancyloss #stillbirth #miscarriage #nicuawareness #motherhoodafterinfertility #paternalmentalhealth #trustaftertrauma #rainbowbabies #edinburghmums

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@pandas_uk

Keep climbing the mountain, you will get there 💙 📸: @worrywellbeing the PANDAS foundation has a NEW helpline number! 💜 0808 1961 776 💜 available 9am - 8pm everyday and free from UK landlines 📞 #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@terrellbaldock

Training for birth. # # # It’s been fun going back through my preggo videos and pictures the last few days. # # # As the eve of Gray Gray’s birthday, it’s been a nice walk down memory lane. Seeing where my head was at in mind and body as I prepared for this guy’s arrival has been like seeing myself through another set of eyes. # # # I believed I’d done everything to prepare for an uncomplicated home birth. # # # Waiting for this little guy to arrive 2 years ago, I was ready and confident. # # # After months of preparing my body for birth, it was down to 24 hours that would knock me down, taking me 2 years to get back up. # # # But I got back up and feeling stronger. # # # #strengthandladyparts

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@birth_doula_brittany

Real talk: I do believe it’s within the scope of a Doula’s practice to advocate for clients. Not to create tension or provoke medical care providers, but to help clients navigate tricky conversations, or stand up for their rights. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I also firmly believe that if we know better we should say something. 💜 Withholding information or not being completely honest with clients to avoid possibly hurting someone’s feelings or challenging an opinion, may end up saving them from heartache and disappointment in the end. 😬😬😬 Not to use this as a means to drive your own bias or agenda, but to make them aware of where things may lead -especially if they have specific things they absolutely did not want and were trying to avoid. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Ultimately as doulas we always yield to the clients wishes and fully support their decisions. Because at the end of the day, it’s about them. The Goal: Regardless of how they birthed their babies, they felt empowered, informed, supported, and satisfied with the overall experience. #havesomeoneinyourcorner #hireadoula #advocate #advocatelikeamother #birthtrauma #birthwithoutfear #birthdoula #birth #baby #doula #letsdoulathis #birthmonopoly @birthmonopoly #support #empowered #womendeservebetter #autonomy #respect

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@racheljmoses

16 weeks old and slept 9pm to 3am. Yay. You know that's going to kick me in the backside tonight though, especially with this milestone 😂 Two days until my first appointment at @swanseauni's Birth Trauma Clinic. I'm both looking forward to it and anxious about what other feelings it's going to bring up. But it's definitely worth a try anyway! Hope everyone has had a good Sunday. I'm off to boil the potatoes for ham and parsley sauce. Yum. #firsttimemum #16weeksold #babyboy #firstbaby #birthtrauma #emergencysection #sundaydinner #mummydiaries #southwalesmum

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@oasi_mum

So I did it @great_run @greatsouthrun today for @birth_trauma_association_uk with my husband by my side. We did it in the same time as last year and for a change I dragged my husband through the last couple of miles. I didn’t raise as much money as I was hoping but I’m glad I was able to raise something for them. I managed to use a non disgusting toilet and use my irrigation system(bottled water as no sinks) prior to the start but it worked and I didn’t have any accidents and I feel bloody great! Thank you @great_run for putting on another fantastic event. The numerous different bands/music that were playing were brilliant. See you again next year! #birthinjury #birthtrauma #4thdegreetear #analsphincterinjury #qufora #bowelirrigation #bowelincontinence #running #runnersofinstagram #greatsouthrun2019 #greatsouthrun #portaloosaregross #husbandandwife #husbandandwiferunners #imshattered #mylegshurt

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@strongmotherguide

About 3 years ago I was completely immersed in training for a bikini competition. The people that I followed on social media were all versions of what I wanted to become. Shortly after the competition I realized how completely burnt out I was. I could hardly make myself workout and I was secretly binging on food. The thought of reverse dieting, tracking one more macro and weighing food literally made my whole body want to revolt. Through the journey of learning my body and how I wanted to treat it, I probably unfollowed 500 people. It was part of the process of removing so much diet culture from my life in a very easy way. Have you tried this?

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@oshun_family_center

Meet Philadelphia’s own Maternal Wellness Village. We are a village of birth workers that include Therapists, Doulas, Lactation Consultants, Holistic Healers, Infertility warriors and nurses. Combined, we have multiple levels of education and life experiences, over 50 years of parenting skills, 35 years of lactation support, 25 years of providing labor support and 10 years of mental health support. ____________________________________________ We are working to raise $15k in order to assist with reducing Black Maternal Mortality and create/sustain programs for families during both Black Maternal Health Week and Black Breastfeeding Week 2020. #Maternaltribe

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@oshun_family_center

What do you think will happen during and after pregnancy? Depression is exacerbated and harder to mask. You’re not alone, reach out for help and reach back to your support system. #4thtrimester

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@janeirobrancobc

#Repost @pandas_uk (@get_repost) ・・・ You’re allowed to feel all the things you’re feeling... you are human! 📸: @laurajaneillustrations the PANDAS foundation has a NEW helpline number! 💜 0808 1961 776 💜 available 9am - 8pm everyday and free from UK landlines 📞 #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@btrhorsham

A baby will be ok if it has a healthy, happy mum. The real question to ask is if mum is ok? If you know any new mummas out there. Take time to check in on them. Ask if they are ok? Do they need anything? Do they need to talk? Sometimes it's the little things that can make the biggest difference to someone.

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@heltunderliv

SBU kommer att låta berörda aktörer ta fram en uppsättning av prioriterade utfall (så kallat Core outcome set) inom områdena depression under graviditet samt förlossningsdepression. Syftet med prioriteringen är att öka möjligheten att studier tar med de utfall som är viktiga för behandlande personal och patienter samt öka möjligheten att väga samman studier och därmed öka evidensen. Vi önskar inkludera personer med följande perspektiv i vår panel: -Personer med egen erfarenhet av något av tillstånden (både kvinnor och män), anhöriga till drabbade personer samt patientföreningar. -Vårdpersonal -Forskare samt forskningsfinansiärer -HTA aktörer eller myndigheter -Övriga (inkluderar beslutsfattare i regioner, SKL, industrin) Om du känner att du representerar någon av dessa grupper och vill delta i vårt arbete, vänligen anmäl intresse. Länken till anmälningsformuläret finns i min profil. Du som anmäler intresse kommer att få svara på två stycken enkäter där du rankar hur viktiga du tycker olika utfall är. SBU kommer att ta fram en lista med de utfall som används inom forskning på detta område i dagsläget. Därefter kommer alla paneldeltagarna att få en första enkät via e-post. I enkäten kommer du utifrån ditt perspektiv ranka hur viktiga du tycker de olika utfallen är. I första enkäten finns även möjlighet att fylla på med viktiga utfall som ännu inte finns listade. Efter detta kommer SBU att sammanställa resultatet.

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@thebabieswebsite

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@pandas_uk

You’re allowed to feel all the things you’re feeling... you are human! 📸: @laurajaneillustrations the PANDAS foundation has a NEW helpline number! 💜 0808 1961 776 💜 available 9am - 8pm everyday and free from UK landlines 📞 #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@doctorerinbowe

You asked, so I’m running another round of mini birth trauma training OCT 24 & 30 I’ve been waiting around to get the bigger course ready for release, getting stuck in perfection paralysis (hello if you relate 🙋‍♀️). When you wait for the perfect moment and don’t shout your message, no one fucking hears it 🤦‍♀️ This is THE MOST ACCESSIBLE version of my training. It’s $100aud. The live version is literally half the cost of the July recording, so if you want in, don’t sit on the fence! This is not your dreary pity party course. YES, I acknowledge birth trauma is a difficult, heavy topic but we MUST make room for lightness, humour and growth. Doing ‘the work’ is hard, but it doesn’t have to break you. I have made it my life’s mission to find a way to teach people how to cope with trauma in a way that brings us back to joy, light and love I’m offering this mini training as a way of moving beyond fear and finding actionable steps we can be taking to prevent birth trauma, find posttraumatic growth, and maintain a long-term career. This is a tiny bite sized chunk of my upcoming signature course. In this training you will: Understand what is ‘birth trauma’ and what is ‘Posttraumatic Stress Disorder’ as a diagnosable condition following birth Understand the role that birth workers have in preventing birth trauma Understand what is vicarious trauma and how to reflect on what you are doing at work to prevent your own compassion fatigue and burnout Move from shadow to light to see that trauma work doesn’t have to be all darkness An introduction to posttraumatic growth, strength finding and using adversity to create beautiful resilience I’m uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between my professional experience as a psychologist and the lived experience of two traumatic births myself You are: Anyone who works with pregnant and birthing people and new parents! Perfect for doulas, midwives, LD nurses, OBs, GPs, lactation consultants, Maternal Child Health nurses, social workers, counsellors, psychologists, and childbirth educators.... X2 90 minute Live-Streamed sessions within my private Facebook group. Or watch recordings later Link in bio

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@alignedclimb

This was not the best day of my life, this was a nightmare. I never thought it would be like this. My ears started to ring, and the room got blurry. “Um, I don’t think I’m ok, I can’t hear.” I said through labored breathing. “You can’t hear? What do feel like?” The doctor asked without concern. “Like super fucked up,” was all I could get out before I started convulsing. I wish I had given birth, rather than having my baby plucked from me. I wish that his birth was the most incredible day of my life, that it was beautiful, rewarding, spiritual, and connected, but it was none of those things. Read the full blog, click the link in bio #csection #birthtrauma

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@motherswith4thdegreetears

Today has been amazing! Such good information that I can’t wait to use to make changes. So many mommas in the same room, all with different stories, yet so connected! #useyourmomvoice #mommasvoices #motherswith4thdegreetears #birthtrauma

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@s.i.m.f.a.s

We are so excited and extremely grateful for an amazing raffle donation from @moveformentalhealth_apparel 💕 At our opening night at @openhousewestend on Saturday 9th November 6-9pm 🌈 These tees are rrp $45! Here’s a little bit about the amazing work they do.... I know I’d love to rep one of these tees! Fingers crossed 🤞🏼 ‘Move For Mental Health is an initiative to empower people to move, get outside, play, experience, adventure and explore more to boost mental wellbeing and reduce the symptoms of mental illness. We do this through education, advocacy apparel, speaking at events, project work and taking people on epic adventures.’ What an amazing organisation to be partnered with ✨🤘🏼 #simfas2019 #moveformentalhealth #m4mh #sponsors #womensupportingwomen #mentalhealthapparel #supporteachother #getoutside #natureheals #moveyourbody #abta #birthtrauma #birthtraumahealing

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@shadesofblueproject

We are looking for Ambassadors to join us for Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020. If you are interested in getting involved in your city and state we would love to hear from you. Follow the link in my bio http://bit.ly/BMMHWPartners to complete the interest form Let's #makeshifthappen together! #bmhs2020 #awareness #repyocity #letstalk #joinus #advocates #volunteer #bmmhw2020 #training #cultural #bias #community #mind #mindfulness #nurses #doctors #socialworker #midwives #doulas #changethesystem #collaboration #maternalmentalhealth #savingourmamas #mentalhealth #birthtrauma #therighttochoose #BlackMamasMatter

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@emma.v.wright

Such an important question. #Repost @pandas_uk with @get_repost ・・・ Has anybody asked you if you’re ok today? Being a parent, can be tough, and often, just talking to somebody about how you’re feeling can really help 💗 so here at PANDAS, we want to ask to everbody - you and @sussexroyal, are you ok? If you’re not, we have a dedicated helpline available 7 days a week from 9am - 8pm on 0808 1961 776 which is now free from landlines. We understand and we want to help if you’re not ok 🌟 📸: @mushmums #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@pandas_uk

Has anybody asked you if you’re ok today? Being a parent, can be tough, and often, just talking to somebody about how you’re feeling can really help 💗 so here at PANDAS, we want to ask to everbody - you and @sussexroyal, are you ok? If you’re not, we have a dedicated helpline available 7 days a week from 9am - 8pm on 0808 1961 776 which is now free from landlines. We understand and we want to help if you’re not ok 🌟 📸: @mushmums #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@centimano_counseling

I know it’s hard mama but I hope even on your hard days you know how special you are. #Repost @jo_mamma with @get_repost ・・・ So many of you resonated with this in my story, that I thought it should find a home on my page. Xo mamas- this is WORK, but it’s also play. And it’s also ok to feel like you’re ready for your kids bedtime right when you wake up some days... I’m with ya ❤️. #maternalmentalhealth #pmad #ppd #ppa #postpartumdepression #mentalwell was #infertility #perinatalloss #miscarriage #stillbirth #pregnacyafterloss #birthtrauma #motherhood #matresence #postpartumbody #mothertomother #honestmotherhood #findyourvillage

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@griefunfolding

This 🙌 Comment with your favorite emoji if you agree! Illustration from @pregnancylosshealing

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@integrative_energetics

Liberate Your True Essence! . . When clients list off their history of injuries, illnesses and emotional crises, it can be overwhelming to look at all at once, let alone think about where to begin. With a closer look, there are threads that connect these issues. So often we are living out patterns we inherited through our lineage or playing out the earliest imprinted trauma from utero or birth. Every time we bring ourselves into the world in new ways, we face these old patterns. What if we could find the source of everything, pull the thread and unravel the whole thing? This is the power of going back to birth and making resolution. The tissues, nervous system, and energy field fully unwind. The system regains it’s center and radiance. Miracles truly occur and wellness can be achieved. The system can remember its original essence and finally rest and expand into that state of being. Liberate your essence! We all benefit. ☀️☀️☀️ . . Please reach out through my website to book your LA appointment www.DanaPenenberg.com or contact me directly to book a remote or Ojai appointment. ❤️🙏🏻✨ . . #craniosacral #holyfirereiki #healingtrauma #birthtrauma #innerchild #somaticexperiencing #craniosacrallosangeles #reikilosangeles #healing #holistichealinglosangeles #healthenervoussystem #injury #backpain #chronicpain #birthdoula #kundaliniyoga #kundalinilosangeles

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@pandas_uk

It’s totally ok to not feel happy every day of the year! Be patient, the happy days will return ✨ in the meantime, try to look after yourself by taking time out for you. If you’d like to talk to somebody who understands, the PANDAS foundation has a NEW helpline number! 💜 0808 1961 776 💜 available 9am - 8pm everyday and free from UK landlines 📞 #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@strongmotherguide

I’m 2 years postpartum but I STILL have to consistently work to strengthen my psoas + hip flexors. 4 pregnancies absolutely wrecked them and when I don’t consistently strengthen them I start compensating with my lower back. Familiar problem for you too? 5 Exercises to strengthen them: 1. Banded dead bugs 2. Banded standing psoas March 3. Banded seated marches 4. Banded standing knee drive (shown here) 5. Banded standing hip flexion Tell me, do you regularly strengthen your hip flexors? All moves on my YouTube page if you’re unsure of what they are 🙌🏻.

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@mindbabybody

have you felt constantly on edge since your traumatic birth related experience? do you feel you are looking our for danger around every corner? Or like you just can't settle and relax? do you get reminded of your trauma, seemingly, randomly and relive it as if it were happening again? You may be suffering PTSD. If you would like to be able to relax and switch off from your trauma, being relieved of symptoms of PTSD, then please get in touch with us - we can help you to do just that! #therapy #traumatherapy #birthtrauma #traumaticbirth #maternalmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #badbirth #traumatised #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #lonely #angry #irritable #nightmare #flashback #relivingtrauma #baby #maternity #paternity #trauma #ptsdtherapy #guilt #shame #anxiety

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@mamabluewhale

The first picture of my boy. Gloves everywhere, so many people touching my baby that weren’t me. I waited and waited after he was born to hold him, listening to his cries. A nurse came over to me and said he had to go to the nicu because his temperature was high and his breathing irregular. I had to say “can I see him?”. I barely remember the first moment I saw my son because of the drugs I was on and they wisked him right away. I did not see him again for 5 hours. I will never birth in a hospital again. I’ve discovered @freebirthsociety podcast and it’s helping me heal from my birth trauma

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@btrhorsham

Felling down or anxious? Take some time to get out in nature. Being in nature gives you a chance to breathe in some fresh air, get some exercise, clear your mind and reset. Don't ever underestimate the power of nature for mental health and wellbeing. 🌱🌲🌳🌿🌺🌾

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@pandas_uk

🌟 PANDAS Foundation giveaway 🌟 ⠀ @anabonasera’s fantastic new book ‘Stretched’ - She is a wonderful inspirational lady and here is a little snippet from her book in the above image. ⠀ ⠀ To enter please:⠀ ⠀ 1.Follow the pandas foundation⠀ 2. Share this post to help promote our new helpline. 3. Tag two friends ⠀ ⠀ Winner chosen at random and announced on October 25th ⠀ ⠀ Good luck! 💜 the PANDAS foundation has a NEW helpline number! 💜 0808 1961 776 💜 available 9am - 8pm everyday and free from UK landlines 📞 #helpline #wecansupportyou #itsokaynottobeokay #pandashr #perinatalmentalhealth #mumlife #dadlife #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #birthtrauma

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@mind_body_ireland

Beautiful space awaits the lovely women who are coming to today’s Deep Rest Workshop 🌸... where we celebrate Maternal Physical and Mental Health ... allowing plenty space for Rest, Movement, Healing Breath and Conversation. #mumtribesocial @mumtribeireland ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️🌸☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️ #yoga #yogatherapy #yogacork #roisinkennyyoga #pregnancyyoga #corkcity #douglas #mentalhealthireland #mindfulness #mindfulnessireland #namasteireland #wombspace #wombwisdom #womenscircle #yoganidra #postpartumyoga #healingtrauma #traumaprocessing #sharingspace #connection #irishmum #makemovemeditate #corkdaily_ #corkfamilies #birthtrauma #rest #fourthtrimester #goodenoughparenting #selfcare @the_flowersmith_studio

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@head_space_mama

Although I’m really conscious of it and am trying hard not to say “I’m ok” when I’m not, I still find it really, even when my husband asks🤦🏻‍♀️ And if someone did hug me and say “I know you’re not ok” I know I’d be a sobbing mess. . From www.healthyplace.com . . . . . #anxiety #anxietyrelief #mentalhealthrecovery . #itsokaynottobeokay #itsoktonotbeok #mumblogger #momblogger #mummyblogger #mommyblogger #mumssupportingmums #momssupportingmoms #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #mumlife #familytime #family #invisibleillness #depression #ocd #postnataldepression #pnd #postpartumdepression #postnatalanxiety #postpartumanxiety #perinatalanxiety #birthtrauma #ptsd #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness

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