A one-of-a-kind workshop opportunity for nurses, midwives, doctors, childbirth educators, doulas, and counseling professionals who work with childbearing women.
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman.
"The When Survivors Give Birth workshop opened my eyes to a very important aspect of my work. It gave me an understanding that I was lacking prior to attending and in turn improved my practice working with expecting and new families. I truly believe it should be mandatory for anyone working in maternal/child health." - Jenn Goodwin CD(DONA), LCCE, CLE, President - Calgary Doula Association
An introduction for anyone who works with childbearing people and wants to learn about the impact of abuse on the birth experience.
Definition of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and other child abuse
Common manifestations of any type of child abuse on the childbearing woman
Unique manifestations of sexual abuse specifically on the childbearing woman
Neurological and behavioral sequelae of child abuse
Impact of childhood sexual abuse on conscious memory
Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the adult woman
Possible Impact of CSA on pregnancy
Possible Impact of CSA on labor and birth
Relationship between the woman and her caregiver
Modification of common childbirth preparation techniques for CSA survivors
Possible Impact of CSA on postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and postpartum mood disorders
How to and how not to respond when a client/patient discloses a history of childhood sexual abuse