I am blessed to have women confide in me about their previous birth experiences and as a result I have found that the majority of women I speak with have experienced some sort of birth trauma. These women are unhappy, saddened, and even traumatized by their birth experience(s).
I have been doing some research on healing birth trauma and found a great online discussion forum, if you or anyone you know is interested.
Feel free to pass this article on to women who have experienced birth trauma.
This message is to announce a online discussion board called Solace For Mothers, An Online Community For Healing Birth Trauma. It is for women who have experienced trauma around the process of giving birth. For these women, giving birth has left them feeling deeply disappointed, traumatized, or even violated. We want these women to know that they are not alone, that birth trauma is very real, and that other women have had similar experiences and feelings. We have created an online community as a place for women to begin or continue their healing journey.
In the online community, there are different categories and forums, and the topics covered are issues that often come up for women dealing with birth trauma. It is our hope that women can virtually support each other on their healing journeys in this online community, and perhaps eventually connect with each other in the real world if they choose.
There is an introduction page here; http://www.solaceformothers.org/forum.html, and from this page you can register for the discussion board. Due to the very personal nature of this subject, we have made an effort to keep this community private, and women must register before being able to enter or view posts.
If you do not fall into the category of a woman suffering from birth trauma, or if you would like to see a preview of the community before joining, you may visit this link to do so; http://www.solaceformothers.org/preview.html. This link is not the actual community and you will not be able to view members’ posts from there, it will simply give you an overview of the topics covered.