"I refuse to go through another rollercoaster in my next pregnancy," I heard her say on the phone as she sniffed back tears. "I refuse to let my trauma from my last pregnancy affect my next one."
That word stood out to me. She said it with SUCH conviction & power that I had chills on my arms.
She knew it had to be possible, but didn't know how.
Here's what we know:
1. Pregnancy after loss or preterm birth is terrifying. You have lived memories of some of the scariest moments of your life & your child's life. You are not crazy for being scared about your pregnancy after preemie or late term loss, even if your medical team tells you everything will be fine.
2. You can reduce your risk of many pregnancy complications in your next pregnancy by taking a trauma informed, neurobiological approach.
Stress physiology alters the neuro-endo-immune triad even outside of pregnancy.
During pregnancy, it affects it in a way to increase the risk of many complications