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Birth Trauma: A Cultural Blindspot

By Matthew Appleton, M.A.

Birth is an important event in a continuum of experience, which a child can communicate to us if we are able to listen. There are two kinds of crying: one for physical needs, and the other to process memories. If we acknowledge birth trauma, we allow the child to tell her story. Even at one day old, having one’s story heard for the first time can be life-changing.

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Homaira Kabir is a Positive Psychology practitioner. In her private practice, she helps women rediscover the passion and purpose in their lives. Through school programs, she helps adolescents harness the brilliance of a key stage in their development. You can read more about her work at homairakabir.com.

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