Preventing and Healing Bith Trauma
We have developed a comprehensive program to help families prevent and heal birth trauma. We start early in pregnancy or preconception with identifying and working with the parents layers of experience. During pregnancy, we teach parents to bond with their baby prenatally, and that their baby is listening and having experiences in the womb. Families who are part of our FamilyCare VA program may receive massage to help the birthing parent feel better and to create space and wellbeing for the baby. We offer childbirth education and support postpartum, helping the parents create a postpartum plan. If the birth was difficult, we create understanding and healing through somatic trauma resolution skills so that the whole family can heal and thrive together. We also offer bodywork for babies and breastfeeding therapy.