Understanding Birth Trauma - Happy as a Mother

Understanding Birth Trauma


With Psychologist Dr. Heidi Green



Have you ever debated whether or not you experienced trauma? Have you wondered if the birth of your child was traumatic? Or maybe it was out right distressing and you are unsure how to deal with it. Most people I speak with don’t relate how they are feeling postpartum to the delivery of the baby.  Many feel that this must be what birth is and “suck it up.” It is important to acknowledge and validate your feelings in order to get the right treatment. In this episode with Psychologist and trauma specialist Dr. Heidi Green we explore what trauma is and how to move through its often paralyzing symptoms.  

Dr. Green is a licensed clinical psychologist at Psychological Counseling Services, a world-renowned center for trauma and addiction treatment in Scottsdale, Arizona. She specializes in treating adult survivors of childhood trauma and especially loves working with women. She believes healing our personal trauma allows us to stop the passing of generational wounding onto our children. Dr. Green is the author of an upcoming self-help book entitled, The Path to Self-Love and World Domination, which will be released later this year. Her book is designed specifically for readers who want to heal from the past, curb their negative self-talk, and learn to love and accept themselves fully. She provides blogs and videos on mental health and emotional wellness topics on her website, drheidigreen.com and on her Instagram page, @drheidigreen.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • How to determine if you have experienced trauma or not 
  • Ways to begin to heal from trauma 
  • That your experience is valid even if it isn’t as “bad” as someone else’s

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  1. […] heard. They had no control over the situation, and no one would listen to them. We often think of traumatic births as mom or baby being near death, but it doesn’t have to be that. Whatever your feelings are, […]

  2. Dara says:

    Thank you for making me feel normal

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