Presentation by Kelsey Nimmo, MA, LLMFT, LLPC, CD(DONA), RYT

Part of the Skip the Rush Hour Series

A third of women describe their births as traumatic and yet we hardly ever talk about it. Come listen to Kelsey Nimmo discuss what it means to have a traumatic birth experience and explore what makes it so important for us to recognize and address the impact of birth trauma on ourselves, our babies, and our relationships. Kelsey is a marriage and family therapist, certified birth doula, proud parent, expectant mother, and an activist in the birth community.

Birth Trauma

What: A free informative discussion noting risk factors, signs and symptoms, preventatives, consequences, and recovery for traumatic birth experiences.

Learn how to support yourself, your partner, your friends, and your clients.

When: Tuesday, November, 14 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Who: Parents, pregnant couples, and birth professionals

Topics covered will include an overview of factors contributing to negative birth experiences, postnatal PTSD signs and symptoms (and other perinatal mood disorders), relationship and attachment consequences, sexual arousal and desire difficulties, preventatives for future pregnancies and labor, and helpful steps for recovery.

This is a safe space for all. Specific language about birth traumas will be avoided so as not to trigger those who have experienced a traumatic birth.

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  • December 12th, 2017: “Create Art: Beating the Holiday Stress” by Kerry Huver, MPS, LPC, ATR-BC, CADCM, IMH-EIII

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