What is Trauma-Informed Care?

From the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care:
"Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives"

In recognition of the prevalence and strong impacts of trauma in pregnant people's lives, we take special care to acknowledge, normalize, value, and help heal responses to and effects of past-life trauma and trauma in pregnancy.

We individualize our care to each of our clients' specific circumstances, recognize triggers, value informed consent, and support any coping mechanism that feels right to the client.

We aim to make the space we share with our clients a safe space to explore any physical or emotional triggers or memories and events or circumstances that pose challenges or help to heal old wounds.

All of our doulas are trained in trauma-informed care and provide nonjudgmental support to all our clients.

We also maintain a list of appropriate referrals if you need extra support during your transition to new parenthood.

Much of our inspiration for our model of trauma-informed support is taken from the amazing book, "When Survivors Give Birth" by Penny Simkin