More Than a Healthy Baby: Finding Strength and Growth After Birth Trauma (Paperback)
A real call to action for post traumatic growth
Nothing dovetails personal and professional experience about birth trauma together in a way that's hopeful, holistic and even humorous quite like More Than a Healthy Baby does. Not only will the reader feel validated and supported but encouraged in this heartfelt call to action written by clinical and perinatal psychologist, Dr Erin Bowe, who seamlessly delivers her passion and advocacy for post traumatic growth through these pages.
Often, how you felt during a birth can be so easily dismissed and the birthing parents gaslighted. A healthy baby is all that matters, right? Not so. There's room for serious reconsideration to what health means, particularly when it comes to birth trauma. Experiencing and recovering from birth trauma is hard but it doesn't have to be all darkness and shadow, as this book shows.
A delightfully unexpected book, you'll come away feeling lighter having being offered wisdom, coupled with a stack of practical coping strategies. This book will show you the way to really discover self-compassion and the confidence to celebrate your growth. Where you will feel acknowledged and understood and your trauma can be accounted for. Plus, it offers tips for breastfeeding trauma, sourcing holistic support, vicarious trauma in partners as well as strategies to help with overwhelm and difficult emotions and thoughts.
It's also the inspiration for parents to become the guardians of change for the next generation.