In this episode of The Calmer Mom Podcast, host Michelle Noble chats with Selena Shelley, a licensed Mental Health Counselor and an approved trainer for "When Survivors Give Birth." With over 25 years of experience working with pregnant, birthing, and postpartum trauma survivors, Selena shares her insights into the emotional journey of motherhood and the importance of trauma-informed support during the perinatal period.
Empowering children and respecting their body consent is key to raising independent and confident individuals.
While nurturing self-expression is important, setting boundaries is also crucial, as demonstrated by Selena's example about her daughter's use of makeup.
Engaging in emotional and trauma-related work during pregnancy offers an opportunity for healing and a smoother motherhood experience.
The metaphor of passing a baton symbolizes the important transition of care and responsibility from parent to child, which is a significant aspect of parenthood.
Ask yourself: What healing do I still need to make my pregnancy, birth, and parenting experience smoother?