This certification course is designed for those who work with or support pregnant individuals who have experienced prebirth emotional trauma. This course will explain the many forms of emotional trauma that can impact pregnancy as well as labor and delivery. You will learn how to recognize signs of emotional trauma being released during labor, techniques & tools to assist and tips for self-care. Upon completion of this course, you will receive 8 continuing education credits.

Hi, I’m Sheri

I am glad that you have stopped by. I am a survivor of prebirth emotional trauma, as I think many are, but don't have a name for what they have or are experiencing. Not many have a good understanding of what prebirth emotional trauma is and the impact it can have during pregnancy and labor/delivery.

In this course, I breakdown the many forms of prebirth emotional trauma and provide you with useful techniques and tools to assist a pregnant person experiencing this type of trauma.

This course is designed for any person that works with or supports pregnant individuals and wants to learn about this topic.

This course consists of 6 sections and includes section assignments and a final course project that will be emailed in and reviewed to determine a clear understanding of this topic. Once reviewed and clear understanding has been confirmed, you will be emailed your Prebirth Emotional Trauma Certification.

I am a retired nurse, certified birth doula, postpartum doula, chidlbirth educator & have many additonal certifications.

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Prebith Emotional Trauma Certification Course

This course is designed for those that care for, support or work with pregnant individuals and want to learn about prebirth emotional trauma. This course will cover physical, mental, and environmental conditions that can lead to prebirth emotional trauma and impact pregnancy and labor.

This course also includes skills and techniques that you can implement in supporting pregnant individuals as they navigate through emotional trauma. Upon completion of this course you will receive 8 continuing education credits.

There are six comprehensive sections in this course which include reading, videos, or podcasts, along with section assignments, and a final course written project.

Here are topics that are covered in this Prebirth Emotional Trauma Certification Course:

Section 1

What is Emotional Trauma?

What's Going on in a Traumatized Brain

Forms of Emotional Trauma & Trigger Language

Childhood Trauma and impact on Adulthood

Little 't' and BIG 'T' Trauma

Emotional Trauma and Pregnant Person's Risk

Section 2

Pregnancy and Mental Health

Effects of Pregnancy on Mental Health

Maternal Stress and Fetal Programming

Pregnancy Denial

Gender Identity and Pregnancy

Shame, Guilt and Embarrassment

Section 3

Mood Disorders & the impact on pregnancy

Anxiety Disorders & the impact on pregnancy

OCD & the impact on pregnancy

Behavioral Disorders & the impact on pregnancy

Depression & the impact on pregnancy

Bipolar & the impact on pregnancy

Personality Disorders & the impact on pregnancy

Psychotic Disorders & the impact on pregnancy

PTSD and CPTSD & the impact on pregnancy

Section 4

Suicidal and Pregnancy

Self-harm and Pregnancy

Eating Disorders and Pregnancy

Substance Abuse and Pregnancy

STI's/STD's, HIV, AIDS, and Pregnancy

Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Homeless and Pregnant

Section 5

Experiencing Grief during Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

Human Trafficking and impact on Pregnancy

Sexual Assault-Rape and Pregnancy

Pregnancy Loss

Abortion, Future Pregnancy & Emotional Impact

Gender Disappointment

Section 6

Techniques & Skills to support the Birthing Person

Self-care for the Professional Birth Worker

Course Work

There will be simple written lecture assignments and a final course project answering scenario based questions.