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Birth Trauma

Resilient Emotions with Tara provides professional birth trauma support services  suitable for women who have experienced trauma during pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period

Resilient Emotions with Tara

Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma is distress experienced by a woman either during or after childbirth.

This form of trauma can be physical, emotional or psychological and  can lead to perinatal anxiety, postpartum PTSD, depression, lack of bonding with baby, and can impact the family dynamics as a whole . 

Birth trauma is not just about what happened during the birth, but it is also about how you felt or your partner felt during that experience.

At the time of birth did you or your partner feel fear, helpless or unheard?

Maybe you feared for your life or your babies life?

After such an experience it is possible to feel shocked, guilty, numb, angry or anxious.


Do you feel anxious or panicky when thinking about your baby’s birth?
Are you having flashbacks intrusive or reoccurring thoughts of the birth?
Have some memory loss regarding pasts of the birth because it is too distressing?
Are you feeling sadness or numbness? Unable to bond with your baby?
Having difficulty sleeping or nightmares?
Feeling irritable disconnected and have angry outbursts with loved ones?
Feeling hyper vigilant on edge or jumpy?
Avoiding activities, friends or places that remind you of the birth?
Fear becoming pregnant again?

Perinatal Trauma can occur at any time during the perinatal journey.
Traumatic challenges such as, a difficult or lengthy fertility journey, miscarriage, loss of a baby, undiagnosed illness of the baby, a sick baby baby or mother, struggling physically post childbirth, a difficult breast feeding experience or other distressing events at this time.
When left untreated, trauma can manifest itself and can leave the sufferer intensely afraid of pregnancy, sex, childbirth, breastfeeding, often suffering from flashbacks, nightmares or anxious when confronted with triggers.
Resilient Emotions with Tara uses Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind and Havening Techniques© practices to guide and support women with birth trauma symptoms

  if you would like to move on from truama symptoms feel free to book or call me for a free 30 min consultation tara

Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind

Resilient Emotions with Tara  offers Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind Sessions  designed to help mothers recover from the aftermath of a traumatic birth or any traumatic experience during the perinatal journey.

Using neuroscience-based Havening Techniques® and Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind technique which will help disconnect the emotional connections from the memories.
With this break in feelings and symptoms there is an opportunity to begin thinking, feeling, and responding differently in healthier ways that will help you gently recover and move on.

The sessions involves 3 Steps-

A debriefing listening session to have your story heard ( should you wish to tell it) whilst understanding the changes you would like to experience with your symptoms lifted.
Deep relaxation, revisiting the event in your mind in a specific way whilst you remain feeling safe and secure in the present moment.
Imagining and visualising coping and responding differently with a more solution focused approach into the future.

8 NHS hospitals now use TBR 3 step rewind as part of their perinatal mental health pathway.

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Resilient Emotions with Tara’s Birth Trauma Support is Suitable For Treating:

Childbirth Trauma
Perinatal Trauma
Prenatal PTSD
Difficult Labour Experiences
Experiences of Medical Negligence
Experiences of Physical Negligence
Mistreatment During Labour or Hospital Stay
Transitioning into Motherhood
Fear of Pregnancy or Childbirth
Breastfeeding Trauma & Anxiety
Difficulties with Bonding
Serious Illness During or After Childbirth
The Loss of a Child After/During Childbirth

Birth Trauma FAQ

Can a traumatic birth affect the baby?
Yes, in some cases a traumatic birth can affect your baby, causing difficulties in managing stress, dealing with conflict, developing self-esteem or bonding with parents. These symptoms of trauma can also affect the mother.
Can you get PTSD from giving birth?
Yes. Approximately 6-25% of women who give birth can experience perinatal trauma, though many go undiagnosed. This PTSD can be caused by a difficult labour, a distressing event during or after birth, or even from an unexpected event during labour or childbirth. Resilient Emotions provides professional birth trauma management services for women suffering from perinatal trauma.
How do I know if I’m suffering from childbirth trauma?
Childbirth Trauma can manifest itself in a number of ways, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, intense fear around pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, lack of bonding with your baby, and more. If you think you may be suffering from birth trauma, contact Resilient Emotions for help.
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