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TRAUMATIC BIRTH EXPERIENCES: A Healing & Support Session For Mothers

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
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WHEN: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, 10AM to 12PM
WHERE: Zoom, live, interactive, non-recorded virtual workshop

No Fee

TRAUMATIC BIRTh EXPERIENCES: A Healing & Support Session For Mothers

with Erica Lyon

Maternal health & childbirth educator Erica Lyon will lead this free support session for mothers who have had difficult and/or traumatic birth experiences.

This two hour session will focus on the sharing of birth stories with a focus on providing tools and guidance for postpartum recovery. We will connect via shared experiences to nurture the healing process. Birth is a powerful transition to a new life stage. Finding a way forward with our stories and experience supports our healing and identity growth as a new mom. If you have experienced a traumatic birth, you are not alone. Birth trauma is much more common than generally discussed and we hope you will join us in this step towards healing while forging your support community of peers.

"What is Traumatic Childbirth?

If a woman experiences or perceives that she and/or her baby were in danger of injury or death to during childbirth, her birth is defined as traumatic  –psychologically,physically, or both. Usually, she experiences extreme sense of helplessness, isolation, lack of care, fear, and anxiety (Beck, 2004a). Traumatic childbirth occurs in asmany as 25 – 34 per cent of all births. Approximately one-third of those women may develop Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." from www.

Suggested reading:

Birth Trauma and Mother’s Recovery - LLL

Via Zoom Live Group Workshop [Recordings are not enabled to respect privacy of participants]


Erica Lyon has been teaching pregnancy, postpartum and parenting for 25 years. In the 1990's to the early 2000's she worked at the Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center developing and teaching classes that became a city wide resource. She was the Founder of NYC's first pregnancy and parent education center, Realbirth from 2003-2010 and is the Author of The Big Book of Birth, Penguin 2007. She has her Bachelors of Science in Human Development with a focus in Maternal Child Health and a Master in Public Health. She is the mother of three ages 26, 22 and 10.

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