Is anyone else here a trauma survivor?
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December 28th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Home Birth Mama
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Clovis, CA
I do not have any experience. But I wanted to offer my support and many hugs! This would be something I would discuss with my provider. Especially as the end of the pregnancy comes, as I have heard thats when the anxiety gets worse with cervical exams ect. I would also want to make sure that the care provider I have been seeing would be the one delivering not anyone on call. I would want it documented in my chart. You can decline vaginal exams so do not let them bully you into them if they make you uncomfortable! You may need 1 in labor to make sure you are fully dilated but you do not need one every hour nor do you need them leading up to delivery. I think that there is a birth story on the blog birthwithoutfearblog.com that has a story of survival, I am going to go see if I can find it for you!
Here it is
Sexual Abuse and Birth | Birth Without Fear
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