What I Learned {Healing from Trauma with Birth and Motherhood}

by January Harshe on January 2, 2013

{Submitted by Laura M.}

This year was one of the hardest, yet memorable years of my life. My son Evan Sage was born in February. I am a trauma survivor and had surrounded myself with a team of midwives and doulas that I felt could keep me grounded during giving birth. The birth of my child transformed me in ways I can’t even put into words.

I learned how to put my fear aside and have the birth nature intended. This year I learned what it meant to put another life before my own. I learned how to let go of the little girl my 20 week ultrasound told me I was having and embrace the son who was destined to be mine. I learned how to breastfeed and how to give it up and still feel okay about it. This year I fell in love with my husband all over again. This year I became a mom.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura mccrossan January 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm

thank you!


amber February 15, 2015 at 8:11 am

You have a gift there with your words and positivity.
I love your insight and your website. I want to start
a website in the future much in the future as I dont
have a computer yet but for trauma survivors and I
thought how this inspired a whole different aspect
of healing.


Anne Kathryn November 29, 2016 at 2:25 am

love this so much!


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