Birth trauma is a tricky topic to navigate - feelings of guilt and accusations of blame; tears; and accepting the need to fight against our cultural conditioning all make for a difficult conversation. Well - lots of difficult conversations actually. To help make a start here are my top 5 things that I wish partners knew about birth trauma.
More and more I am seeing comments and stories about women choosing caesareans as a way of avoiding birth trauma.
I’m by no means suggesting that this isn’t a valid consideration when deciding on birth options. And I know many women who have had very healing planned caesareans following traumatic labours and traumatic vaginal births.
But I definitely have a couple of big concerns about this recommendation.
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