Presentation Information

Illiyin Morrison

From Birth to Healing: The Power of Debriefing in Perinatal Trauma Care

  • Speaker: Illiyin Morrison , RM
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  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1.25 CERP, 1.25 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Wanting to be heard is a normal human need. This need to be listened to, validated and understood is especially strong when a birth does not go the way the birthing parent had hoped. When parents do not feel seen, it can lead to trauma that can have a powerful impact during the vulnerable period after birth. This presentation explores the importance and nuances of debriefing following a traumatic or difficult perinatal experience.

Highlighting causes of trauma, importance of trauma informed care, the value of debriefing as well as discussing the risks of trauma and the contributors to perinatal trauma and how they can be avoided. Included are tips on reflection including how to, when and with whom, along with advice on when and how to signpost and discussion around debriefing for healthcare professionals.