Book Review: Heal Your Birth Story

Synopsis from Amazon

Psychologist and birth trauma expert Maureen Campion shares her lessons for releasing the unexpected wounds that come from having a rough birth experience. Birth can be beautiful and spiritual and joyous but there are also terrifying, emotionally raw, painful moments that can be difficult to move past. This book offers you a chance to experience the healing power of working through your birth story, while learning about trauma and developing coping skills for all those complicated feelings. Maureen Campion shares her personal experience with birth trauma and the work she has been doing working with mothers through workshops and counseling to address resolving unexpected birth outcomes. Heal Your Birth Story offers new understanding to the impact of birth on mothers and their partners. Journaling exercises are offered to lead the reader through multiple layers of understanding and healing.

What I Thought:

After several birth complications in a traumatic birth story, I knew I would need several resources to help me heal. From sharing my story with my postpartum doula to finding a therapist in town to reading two books. This book was lent to me by my postpartum doula and the other was mailed to me by a friend. You can find that book review here.

I really like how the book broke down healing into different parts by chapter. That healing isn’t linear and sometimes is compartmentalized.

From facing rage to the mess of mothering, to how our birth story impacts our partner and our relationship to trauma at the hands of our providers. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this book to any mother healing their birth story. At the end of each chapter there is an exercise for you to consider and a paragraph for our partners should they choose to read this book.

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