We often confuse the trauma of childbirth with the trauma of a broken maternity care system. It’s far too common that women describe their births as traumatic and often, it isn’t the pain of childbirth that haunts them. It’s the way they were treated, how they were spoken to and sometimes, how they were ignored.
The medical system trains providers and staff to ask questions that steer people to a destination. They aren’t trained to listen and cultivate relationships through trust and disclosure and far too often, because of this construct, an unnecessary power struggle ensues when pregnant families work to make choices they feel are best for them.Find out more »