Birth trauma. It’s a real thing, and everyone’s trauma is valid. According to research, up to 45% of women report their birth being traumatic. And that is heartbreaking. Not enough people have heard about birth trauma, so today, we are so grateful to chat with Teela Tomassetti, a psychologist from Alberta Canada, and the name and face behind the Instagram account @theteaonbirthtrauma.
Teela has spent the last 15 years specializing in various forms of trauma therapy such as domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, tragic losses, and sexual assault. A few years ago, Teela decided to pursue her Doctorate with a specialty in birth trauma. Since then, Teela has made it her mission to create a safe space to explore birth trauma survivors’ experiences, support them in discovering their healing, and shed light on this topic.
Today’s episode is all about birth trauma and how to overcome a difficult birthing experience. I am honored to chat with Teela about this. She shares some incredible insight and research, as well as her own traumatic childbirth experience. You will leave this episode so much more knowledgeable, compassionate, and empathic to all birthing mothers.
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