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When Survivors Give Birth - Bangkok, Thailand


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

Limited Space available - to register please contact Rasee: doularasee@gmail.com

Earlier Event: September 25
When Survivors Give Birth- Prince George