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Birth Trauma

How To Help Children And Youth That Have Suffered Birth Trauma

Dry Birth; Long Hard Labor; Premature Birth; Challenging Pregnancy; Caesarean

Without support and sensitive treatment, the effects of traumatic birth can be powerful and long lasting. Problematic behaviors, impulsivity, irritability, restlessness, sleeplessness, often disappear when the emotions and physical effects of birth trauma are given support through various therapies. Birth trauma can be due to a complicated pregnancy, long, hard labor, etc. Without assistance, the child or youth’s mind and body can remain in shock with post-traumatic syndrome throughout adult life. Children & youth born through caesarean processes may dislike being hurried and may lack much will power in later life. Research is ongoing.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Craniosacral
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Massage
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Flower Essences
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Feldenkrais
  • Precision Teaching
  • Light Therapy
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Meditation
  • Independent Study
  • Aikido
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Music Lessons
  • Expressive Arts
  • Flower Essences

On Our Own We Would Try: • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Long Walks/Hikes • Nature • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Pets • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games

For Parents: • Empathy, soothing music and comforting touch are very helpful with children or youth who have experienced birth trauma. • Massage and lots of exercise can be helpful, too.

Check out: www.MedLinePlus.gov; www.KidsHealth.org; www.traumasoma.com/index.shtml (very technical); www.acestudy.org.

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