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Was giving birth traumatic for you? You deserve so much care.

The sad truth is that 25-35% of mothers feel traumatized by their birth experiences. Birth becomes traumatic when it includes real or perceived physical or emotional injury, danger or death to mother or baby. And the trauma can be carried by the mother, the baby or anyone who witnessed the birth. Birth experiences become traumatic when they include feelings of terror, helplessness, a sense of having no control, feeling uncared for, alone, or disrespected.

Trauma makes it hard to connect with ourselves and with others; we are jumpy, reactive, avoidant and on-guard, careful not to trip the wires that will set off the memories. What helps?

Talk therapy is powerful. We have therapists who are trained to work with birth trauma. We offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IFS (Internal Family Systems) and Brainspotting, all evidence based practices used for treating trauma.

431 Monterey Ave, Suit 7, Los Gatos CA | (408) 345-5572

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