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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Oct 12, 2017

Episode 04 Birth Trauma * Trigger Warning Sensitive Content with Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT

Welcome to episode four of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today Melissa and Sophie talk about Birth Trauma.

The term “birth trauma” specifically refers to adverse experiences one has during birth, but any traumatic events that take place between conception and about the age of three can have particular significance in shaping an individual’s life.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What birth trauma is
  • Melissa’s experience of giving birth to her first child
  • How trauma effected Melissa’s first birth
  • How trauma can also cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Ways in which women can have a more empowered birth
  • The need to open up and talk about birth trauma and lead with vulnerability
  • Empowering and owning your voice
  • Seeking out the right support and being honest about the experience