July 09, 2021
Acknowledge Birth Trauma Awareness Week and Participate in "Understanding Trauma in Childbirth" Webinar
By: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE | 0 Comments
Later this month, The world acknowledges Birth Trauma Awareness Week, July 19-24th, 2021. One in four people who give birth describe their birth as traumatic. For birthing people of color, the rate is even higher.
Lamaze International is offering a virtual learning opportunity on this topic that is an affordable way to learn more about this topic from a subject expert, and receive continuing education hours that are accepted by many perinatal organizations including nursing associations.
This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern Time and the presenter is Kellie Wicklund, MA, LPC, PMH-C.
Kellie Wicklund is a licensed Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience, and is the Clinical Director of the Maternal Wellness Center. Kellie is certified by Postpartum Support International as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist. Her experience with both private and community clients has nurtured a passion in the area of reproductive health psychology — a specialty that acknowledges the complexity and trials of the developmental process of parenthood. Kellie has extensive and specialized experience with peripartum mood and anxiety disorders, and understands the unique pressures that modern parenthood brings. Kellie is adept at supporting people through their journey into parenthood, whether that be the hardship of infertility, the overwhelm of the peripartum period, or the grief following a loss, or medical termination.
This webinar will illuminate the body of research from Cheryl Tatanto Beck, an expert in the field of birth trauma. Connecting the Dots has interviewed and covered Cheryl Beck’s work several times over the years.
Kellie will explore what defines a "traumatic birth", which patients are more at risk psychologically for cascading events leading to one, how to equip them for mitigation if possible, and lastly, how to identify signs of trauma in the postpartum and connect to care.
The cost for this webinar is $25 for Lamaze International members, $35 for non-members. You can register here.
TagsBirth Trauma Cheryl Beck Sharon Muza Birth Trauma Awareness Week Kellie Wicklund