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In this episode, Aglaée interviewed Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D. to discuss birth trauma. This episode is a must listen whether you’ve had a birth trauma or not because it is something that a significant number of women unfortunately still experience today. We need to be able to either heal from it or support those around us that needs healing.
- What is birth trauma and how common it is
- The impact of birth trauma on motherhood and the postpartum period
- How others (friends, family, partner) can say or to do support women with birth trauma
- How to navigate disrespectful birth workers
- The benefits of asking for your medical records from the birth for closure
- How to prevent a birth trauma from impacting future pregnancies and labors
- How birth workers can heal from birth trauma
- Final tips and resources for women dealing with birth trauma
This episode's guest
Dr. Pauline Dillard, Ph.D. was a childbirth educator and labor coach for 12 years before completing her graduate studies in Christian Clinical Psychology. She has studied trauma following Cesareans, Post Partum Mood disorders and new parent adjustment disorders. She is the founder and Executive Director/CEO of Dunamas® Center Ministries in Colorado Springs, CO. She has developed a model for healing Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS), by looking at its causes, prevention, and healing. She has a heart for people to connect with Jesus in a way they never have before in order to bring healing to damaged hearts, marriages, and births.