for Mothers Online Community for Advocates and Supporters of Women
with Birth Trauma
and welcome to the Solace for Mothers Yahoo! Group for Advocates
and Supporters of Women with Birth Trauma for those who love
or care for women who have experienced birth trauma.
is a community event. Mothers provide the center point and, yet, the
very nature of birth expands a family, friendships and a community.
Who is affected, then, when birth goes wrong? Everyone.
are profoundly and permanently changed by traumatic
birth. Innocence is replaced by grief. Anger, sadness, cynicism, and
reconciliation are part of the journey toward integrating the unexpected
into their experience of parenting. Partners navigate the same minefield,
as they come to terms with their expectations versus their realities
following traumatic childbirth. Further, family and friends may feel
unequipped to know how to provide support and encouragement, while
helping parent to move to the next stages of parenting. Maybe surprising
to some, educators, doulas, midwives and physicians must also reconcile
their own experience of traumatic birth with the emotional need to
be congruent with the values they bring to their work in mother/baby
Yahoo! group will provide a safe landing space for family, friends,
and professionals to discuss their own experiences following unexpected
birth outcomes. In addition, birth advocates are invited to contemplate
the state of birth at this time in history, hopes for the future,
and strategies for supporting among our most precious community members:
mothers and their infants. Mothers are also welcome to this group,
which is much more public in nature than the private Solace forum
they can also enjoy.
you have something to say about childbirth, please join us. We are
very interested to read your story and your thoughts!
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