Coming Soon: Traumatic Birth Prevention & Resource Guide

Next week on Giving Birth with Confidence, we will release the Traumatic Birth Prevention & Resource Guide, created by PATTCh, the non-profit organization for Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth. The guide will provide general information, prevention tips, treatment options, and personal stories from women who have experienced traumatic birth. Traumatic birth is defined as any birth that causes psychological trauma to a woman after the birth of her child. Traumatic births range in experience, from mothers who encounter an unplanned cesarean to mothers who experience stillbirth. The effects of traumatic birth also can vary in degree and length for mothers. The Traumatic Birth Prevention & Resource Guide aims to answer questions and provide authentic resources for women, their partners, and families.

Avatar of Cara TerreriAbout Cara Terreri
Cara began working with Lamaze in 2004, two years before becoming a mother. Three kids later, she's a full-fledged healthy birth advocate and the Site Administrator for Giving Birth with Confidence. Most recently Cara began study to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA certified doula (learn more about her services at She continues to stand in awe of the power and beauty in pregnancy and birth, and enjoys helping women discover their own power and joy in the journey to motherhood.


  1. think this guide sounds brilliant, as someone who has had a traumatic birth i wish there had been something like this around for me at the time. keep up the good work at promoting and deling with traumatic births.

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