Today I am opening up about my first birth story. It’s not the first time I’m sharing it; but it’s the first time I’m sharing it as in depth as I am in this way. After being asked to speak at a few different seminars in regards to it; it dawned on me how valuable my experience is despite how traumatic it was.
My first birthing experience is one of the first medical encounters that created PTSD and medical trauma. I’m giving a trigger warning now for those who may be troubled by hearing this. I’m hoping that my experience proves to be a lesson in being your own patient advocate, researching and making informed decisions and learning to honor your body by listening to it and not doubting it.