September 19th & 20th 2013 : When Survivors Give Birth

When Survivors Give BirthThis is a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn from renowned experts Penny Simkin PT and Phyllis Klaus MFT, LMSW, authors of the book When Survivors Give Birth.   Join other maternity care, mental health and allied providers to focus on the issues of the least understood of pregnant clients.   Advance your understanding of an all too common issue for childbearing women and families—a history of early sexual abuse and/or other trauma.   Expand your care practices for women at risk of poor physical and psychosocial childbirth outcomes.   Improve your response to women who express emotional concerns about childbearing.

Topics will include:

  • Definition of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and other child abuse
  • Common manifestations of any type of child abuse on the childbearing woman
  • Unique manifestations of sexual abuse specifically on the childbearing woman
  • Neurological and behavioral sequelae of child abuse
  • Impact of childhood sexual abuse on conscious memory
  • Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the adult woman
  • Impact of CSA on pregnancy
  • Impact of CSA on labor and birth
  • Relationship between the woman and her caregiver

This class is presented by Doulas of VictoriaClick here to register online (PayPal or Credit Card via PayPal) or register by phone by calling Mothering Touch at (250)595-4905.