Upcoming Praeclarus Press/Simkin Center Webinar Teaches How to Help Parents Prepare for Birth after Previous Traumatic Childbirth

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With almost half of American mothers describing their births as traumatic, health care providers often wonder how to best prepare mothers for a subsequent birth. An upcoming webinar, co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University, teaches strategies to help pregnant women who have had a previous traumatic birth.

Doulas provide continuous support to women in labor. Photo credit: Kyndal May

Women's experience of traumatic childbirth can affect them during a subsequent birth

Almost half of American mothers describe their child’s birth as traumatic. An upcoming webinar introduces a psychoeducational curriculum designed to help parents acknowledge their earlier experience, release and work with anxiety, and reclaim confidence as a birthing couple.

Praeclarus Press, the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University, and PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth), are pleased to present a live webinar: Another Birth/Another Story: Preparing Pregnant Couples for Birth after Previous Birth Trauma. Suzanne Swanson and Susan Lane will present this webinar on December 5, 1 pm EST.

The goals of this webinar are to help attendees identify symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other reactions to trauma. Many factors can make a woman vulnerable to experiencing a birth as traumatic, such as previous trauma, sexual abuse, sexual assault, or domestic violence. This webinar will help parents and providers understand the difference between trauma as an event and trauma as a response.

Participants will learn how to use a small-group approach for preparing couples for birth after previous birth trauma, and to help parents lessen the effects of the past experience on the present birth.

Sign up today to reserve your spot to attend this live webinar, December 5, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EST.

Praeclarus Press is a small press specializing in women's health based in Amarillo, Texas. Our goal is provide high-quality books, e-books, webinars, white papers, and artwork that educate providers and empower women in all aspects of their lives.

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