Hey mama! Did you experienced a traumatic birth and want to finally recover from birth trauma? I totally get you, it’s hard, painful, and just not fun to have gone through something so traumatic when it had to be the best day of your life.
I want you to know that you can recover from birth trauma and it starts now. Taking small steps has helped me to completely heal and feel amazing even going through a very traumatizing after birth. It took me a whole year to start feeling like myself again, my anxiety was controlled by me and I started seeing the light at the end of the birth trauma tunnel.
So, you can do this! I did it alone with no help from a therapist, coach or my doctor. I didn’t want to talk about it and so I didn’t seek any help.
But, i promise that you do not need to do this alone. I’m here to help you thrive despite of your trauma so that you can start feeling amazing, be more present with your kids and partner and remove the fears and anxiety from your birth trauma! Check out my coaching program here!
What is Birth Trauma?
“is distress experienced by a mother during or after childbirth. While trauma can be physical (see Birth injury), it is often emotional and psychological. Birth trauma is not just about what happened during labour and the birth. It can also refer to how you, as the mother, are left feeling afterwards.” (source)
You are not alone mama!
6 ways to recover from Birth trauma
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1.Stop Blaming yourself
There is nothing you could have done to prevent this. Please do not blame yourself with the “what if I did this or that”. It’s only going to hurt you more and not open the gate to recovery. Trust me, I’ve been there and it just made me feel awful because I was blaming myself or my doctors for what happened.
What happened even as painful as it is/was happened already. It’s done. Now it’s time for you to decide if you want to move on and thrive or stay stagnant and hurt and afraid?
You did what you were supposed to do. It was not your fault and it will never did was!You are amazing and strong and you are here!!Rise above mama!
2.Have a good Support system
In order to recover from birth trauma you need a good support system. It is everything! It’s going to help you feel safe and be vulnerable to talk about your birth without feeling judged, shame or that you’re exaggerating.
You can also find support in facebook groups, therapists or life coaches like me!
I want you to feel safe sharing your story, confident in your emotions so that you can start overcoming your birth trauma in a safe place. You got this!
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3.Take care of yourself
Make a promise to yourself right now, that you are going to take care of yourself. You are going to start practicing selfcare every single day. You can start journaling to express your emotions. Start eating healthier and exercise to take care of your body. Go out and breathe, clear your mind and start loving yourself again. Allow others to love you as well.
My ebook will help you start putting yourself first, have control of your day to day tasks, be a happier mom and start rekindling your relationship! Read here!
4.Have a hobby/distraction
After my traumatic birth, I quickly realized that I needed to do something that would help my anxiety.
I started my now popular blog “stressfreemommies.com” to help moms with their pregnancies and postpartum mom life.
I also started a YouTuibe Channel where I shared recipes. It kept me excited and motivated. It also reduced the amount of time I was thinking about my birth trauma.
Find a hobby that makes you happy, feel alive and with a purpose!
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5. Acknowledge your feelings and emotions
Did you know journaling can help overcome birth trauma?
Yes, I want you to journal your feelings and emotions. Sit on it and reflect on it.
It’s okay to feel anger, resentment towards others, fear and sadness.
Now, how do you want to move forward? how do you want to feel? What actions can you take right now!
6.Seek professional support
The quickest and most effective way to heal and recover from birth trauma is to get professional help. From either a therapist, your doctor or a life coach like me! It all depends on what you need and want right? And let me just say that it’s totally okay to say “I can’t do this alone, I need help” and it’s also a want right? That you want the help that you need in order to overcome your birth trauma.
I am a birth trauma coach who really focuses on the now and get you to where you want to be! I’m here to hold space for you in a safe way for you to talk about your birth and help you move forward! if this is you, then apply to my coaching program “From birth trauma to Thriving despite of it”. Click here to learn more because I would love to be your coach! Let’s do this!
I hope these tips can help you start your healing and start to recover from birth trauma. You got this mama, I know you are going to feel amazing, be the mother that you have always dreamed of being and start rocking your life!!