How to Heal a Bad Birth

How to Heal a Bad Birth

Written by the co-founders of Birthtalk.org(tm), this book is a straightforward guide to make sense, make peace and move on... whether to a much better birth, or just back to your family, feeling more complete and at peace.

Author: Melissa J Bruijn

Publisher: Birthtalk.Org

ISBN: 099235160X

Category: Childbirth

Page: 560

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"How to Heal a Bad Birth" is for women (and their partners) who have experienced a challenging birth, and want to gain understanding and clarity about 'what happened', and why they feel so bad...and move on. Written by the co-founders of Birthtalk.org(tm), this book is a straightforward guide to make sense, make peace and move on... whether to a much better birth, or just back to your family, feeling more complete and at peace.
Categories: Childbirth

HOW TO HEAL A BAD BIRTH

HOW TO HEAL A BAD BIRTH

Author: MELISSA BRUIJN; DEBBY GOULD.

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ISBN: 0992351618

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Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma

"This... book explains everything you and your family and friends need to know about birth trauma :what causes it, how it affects your personal relationships, how to treat it and where to find support.

Author: Kim Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 0956702473

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 164

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Birth ought to be a joyful experience: for some women, however, it is anything but. Women who have experienced a medical emergency during birth often find that the memory of it doesn't go away just because a healthy baby has been delivered. They experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder: flashbacks, sleeplessness, nightmares or extreme anxiety. Some go out of their way to avoid being reminded of the birth, and they may find it difficult to bond with their baby. Post-traumatic stress disorder after birth, known more simply as 'birth trauma', affects at least 10,000 women every year in England and Wales. Yet the condition is poorly misunderstood and women suffering from birth trauma often do not receive the treatment or support they need. They may be misdiagnosed as suffering from postnatal depression, and many find that friends and family, instead of being supportive, simply tell them to pull themselves together. This valuable and fascinating book explains everything you and your family and friends need to know about birth trauma: what causes it, how it affects your personal relationships, how to treat it and where to find support. Using the powerful personal stories of women who have suffered birth trauma and overcome it, this book shows that it is possible to go through this difficult experience and come out the other side. A percentage of all royalties is donated to charity.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Why Birth Trauma Matters

Why Birth Trauma Matters

This is shown in stories they tell during treatments for trauma, which largely involve retelling the birth story and exploring the meanings that have been made (as described in How to Heal a Bad Birth). A partner, experiencing birth as ...

Author: Emma Svanberg

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd

ISBN: 9781780666136

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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When we think about trauma and PTSD we tend to think about war and conflict. But around a third of women feel some part of their birth was traumatic. This experience can impact on their mental and physical health, their relationships and future plans. In Why Birth Trauma Matters, Dr Emma Svanberg, clinical psychologist and co-founder of Make Birth Better, explores what happens to those who go through a bad birth. She explains in detail how birth trauma occurs, examines the wide-ranging impact on all of those involved in birth, and looks at treatments and techniques to aid recovery. By drawing on her own research and the work of experts in the field, and sharing the first-hand experiences of women, she shows how it is possible to begin to move on.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Coping with Birth Trauma and Postnatal Depression

Coping with Birth Trauma and Postnatal Depression

Bruijn, Melissa and Gould, Debby, How to Heal a Bad Birth: Making Sense, Making Peace and Moving On. Birthtalk.org, 2017 [ebook only]. A gentle guide for women who have experienced a difficult, disappointing or traumatic birth.

Author: Lucy Jolin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529385618

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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Children are wonderful. That's why we have them. But what about the negative feelings that are the flip side of motherhood? When you are bruised, battered or worse after the birth, and feel that life has been reduced to a cycle of feeding and changing; of lonely days and endless nights? As many as 3 in 10 new mothers are affected by depression, so you are not alone - this book is written to help cope you with these feelings, and to enable you to make a happy and successful adjustment to motherhood. It will give you advice on how to come to terms with a traumatic birth and help you understand what postnatal depression is - and isn't. You can learn to love your baby, even if you're struggling to bond, and you can also come to terms with the new dynamics within your family and your relationship with your partner as you adjust to a different world, with a changed body and new priorities. You can't change society and its often-unrealistic expectations of motherhood, but with the help offered in this book you can come to feel more confident in your new role, and in your love for your baby.
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Birth Without Fear

Birth Without Fear

I also agree with Melissa Bruijn and Debby Gould, authors of How to Heal a Bad Birth, however, that “the act of 'going with the flow' contains inherent pitfalls unbeknownst to most women who follow that plan of action.

Author: January Harshe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316515597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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An inclusive, non-judgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothersfirst, offering straightforward guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them (and their partners) when preparing for a baby. In Birth Without Fear, January Harshe--founder of the global online community Birth Without Fear--delivers an honest, positive, and passionate message of empowerment surrounding everything that involves having a baby. It's a guide that fills in the considerable cracks in the information available to women and families when they're preparing to welcome a child--covering care provider choices, medical freedom, birth options, breastfeeding, intimacy, postpartum depression, and much more. Birth Without Fear shows moms, dads, partners, and families how to choose the best provider for them, how to trust in themselves and the birth process, and how to seek the necessary help after the baby has arrived. In addition, it will educate them about their rights--and how to use their voice to exercise them--as well as how to cope with the messy postpartum feelings many people aren't willing to talk about. Unlike other pregnancy books, Birth Without Fear will also help partners understand what mothers are going through, as well as discuss the challenges that they, too, will face--and how they can navigate them. Shattering long-held myths and beliefs surrounding pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience, Birth Without Fear is an accessible, reassuring, and ultimately inspiring guide to taking charge of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Positive Birth Book

The Positive Birth Book

... birth and motherhood maternaljournal.org Books: Why Postnatal Depression Matters by Mia Scotland, Pinter & Martin, 2015 How to Heal a Bad Birth: Making sense, making peace and moving on by Melissa J Bruijn and Debby A Gould, ...

Author: Milli Hill

Publisher: Pinter & Martin

ISBN: 9781780664309

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centred caesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth centre, at home or by elective caesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean Or Two American Edition

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean Or Two  American Edition

The final goal of healing is to arrive at a point where you can recognize that you did everything you could ... Health professionals don't necessarily understand the distress a woman can experience after a bad birthing experience.

Author: Helene Vadeboncoeur

Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing

ISBN: 9781906619206

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 334

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Book discusses VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).
Categories: Health & Fitness

Birthing Normally After a Caesarean Or Two 2nd British Edition

Birthing Normally After a Caesarean Or Two  2nd British Edition

The final goal of healing is to arrive at a point where you can recognise that you did everything you could possibly do at that moment in time, ... The impact of a caesarean or a vaginal birth which goes badly is underestimated.

Author: Helene Vadeboncoeur

Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing

ISBN: 9781906619244

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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This book is for any woman considering a vaginal birth after one or more previous caesareans. What are the risks? What are the advantages? What is the best choice in your particular case? The author, Hélène Vadeboncoeur, takes you through the research and also gives you a glimpse into other women's experiences through the use of first-hand accounts. It was, in fact, the author's experience of two very different births (one a caesarean, the next a VBAC) that inspired her to get a PhD. In her thesis she explored how women experience giving birth in hospital. Hélène wanted to consider questions about birth because this is such an important event in women's lives. For over 10 years since then, she has divided her time between teaching and participating in research projects. (She is currently on the Board of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization.) She also regularly gives talks at conferences around the world. This means that you not only get the benefit of advice from a woman who's been through both a caesarean and a VBAC, you also get taken through the most up-to-date research (now updated for the 2nd edition). Serious information is presented in an upbeat, readable style. Comment from a consultant: "As a professional who is concerned about the risk in the caesarean rate I would like to suggest that all women who have anything to do with caesareans read this book. The author has collected research data and precious accounts, which will help women make an informed choice as to how to give birth to their babies." Feedback from a midwife: "Hélène Vadeboncoeur offers women an important tool to support them if they choose to give birth vaginally after a previous caesarean." Comment from a reader of the original, French edition: "This book is a response to questions. It will serve to demystify fears and inspire confidence."
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Supermum Myth

The Supermum Myth

unsettling worst-case scenario thoughts, and huge feelings of failure about my birth and breastfeeding struggles. ... If you had a shocking birth experience first time round, there is often huge pressure to 'heal' a bad first birth by ...

Author: Anya Hayes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781910336359

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Stop feeling like a failure, and start enjoying motherhood| Addresses the idea of 'Supermum', showing how unhelpful it is to try and reach unrealistic perfection Deals with negative emotions many mums feel: anxiety, self-doubt, guilt, and teaches them to change their thinking methods Uses proven techniques such as CBT, mindfulness and narrative therapies to empower mums to change their mindset and feel happier Teaches mums to focus on THEIR strengths and stop comparing themselves to others |Empowers mums to stop feeling like they're not good enough, as they strive to be 'Supermum' - and start having confidence in their parenting. Uses CBT, mindfulness and narrative therapies to dismiss negative thoughts, learn to stop comparing yourself to others and to be a happier mum.|As mums, we've all had that feeling of "not being good enough", not measuring up to expectations of how we should be doing - where parenting is concerned this is a really unhelpful trap to fall into, and doesn't help you or your children. It can lead to feelings of anxiety, guilt and failure. Especially if you're attaining to be an unrealistic figure: Supermum. What if you were able to dwell on the good stuff rather than the bad? To have confidence in your decisions, trust your gut, and let go of your skewed vision of 'perfect parenting'? The key is to find a way to navigate through any unhelpful thought patterns, to find a more positive, healthier outlook. This is a book for those seeking to find that shift in perception: to turn around your negative mindset, to view your own achievements in a different light, to be kinder to yourself. It uses CBT, mindfulness and other established therapies to help you to rebuild your confidence in your own parenting style and drown out the niggling competitive doubts. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can enjoy parenting your kids, and they will thank you for it. Embracing the imperfect, being good enough. With easy-to-follow activities combining a blend of other psychological strategies, the book walks you through exactly how to unpick your bad thinking habits. Author Anya Hayes and clinical psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew give you in-the-moment solutions to common parenting flashpoints, as well as enabling you to create robust, positive and flexible ways to approach parenting decisions in the future.
Categories: Family & Relationships