Birth as Restorative
A woman’s past history of sexual trauma is inextricably woven into her pregnancy and birth experience. Two cases are presented by a practicing certified nurse midwife to demonstrate trauma-informed care in the childbearing setting. Providing trauma-informed care universally in the women’s healthcare setting is imperative given not all women disclose their history. Empowering survivors may allow for a restorative birth, in which trust of one’s own body can be regained.
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
LoGiudice, Jenna A., "Birth as Restorative" (2018). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Publications. 203.
LoGiudice, J. A. (2018). Birth as Restorative. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 24(2), 153-154. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078390317734632