Ep 71: Healing from Birth Trauma with Jennifer Summerfeldt, MACP
Release Date: 02/07/2019
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In this episode of Birth Kweens, we’re talking with Jennifer Summerfeldt, MACP about birth trauma. Jennifer is a counselor who has nearly two decades of experience working in maternal health and psychology. In addition to being a counsellor, she’s also been a childbirth advocate, maternal educator, doula, midwifery apprentice, and published writer. She is the founder and creator of the Healing After Birth program, where she uses her expertise and voice to help advance the dialogue on motherhood, mental health, and healing. She is the author of the book Healing After Birth. Here’s what we cover with Jennifer:
- Jennifer’s background and how her own pregnancy and birth experiences led her to the field of maternal mental health
- How to define trauma, specifically as it relates to birth
- Signs and symptoms of birth trauma
- Some theories on why many new parents find it so difficult to identify that they’ve experienced birth trauma and/or reach out for help
- Some misconceptions about trauma
- How to define dysregulation of the nervous system and why it’s an important concept to understand when it comes to healing from trauma
- The relationship between trauma and shame
- How to get started working through a traumatic birth experience when it seems completely overwhelming/impossible
- The important role that meditation plays in healing from trauma
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- Click here to buy Jennifer’s amazing book, Healing After Birth
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