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    Childhood Trauma and PTSD Birth Plan

    UPDATE Baby was born yesterday morning! The birth went smoothly, the baby is healthy and I had no trauma/ptsd issues spur up! Which is great for me. I found it really empowering to put this in writing and give this to my midwife team and they were very respectful.
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    The way your child-self associated your abusers with movie villains

    It’s probably a really effective coping mechanism, it’s easier to understand a character than yourself. Often villains have their reasoning displayed or directly explained unlike real-life villains.
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    The way your child-self associated your abusers with movie villains

    I just watched All Dogs Go To Heaven for the first time since childhood. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a very strange cartoon movie. I probably couldn’t even explain it that well. But anyways, I’m a CSA survivor, my dad was my abuser, and he also abused me in other ways (verbal, psychological...
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    Advice re noise cancelling headphones?

    It pleases me that this many of you use earplugs regularly xD I discovered them a year ago or so and they’ve become a mainstay in my life. I even converted my mom and sister on them 😂😂😂
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    Advice re noise cancelling headphones?

    I’m referring to earplugs, which generally muffle the sound I don’t actually have noise cancelling headphones, I think if you have no audio playing they muffle the sound and if you have audio playing you pretty much can’t hear anything at all
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    Advice re noise cancelling headphones?

    Loop are comfortable, and good for sleeping. Foam ones block out the most sound. Etymotic concert earplugs allow you to hear conversations, voices, and music clearly just at a lower level. The other above options sound “muffled”.
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    Childhood Trauma and PTSD Birth Plan

    Thank youuu, I know, plans help but they totally get thrown out the window when things change (and a lot can change in birth)
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    Childhood Trauma and PTSD Birth Plan

    I’m working on a birth plan that will specifically inform my midwife team on my triggers and what to do or not to if I get triggered. Is there anything else I should add? So far this is what I have: Trauma and PTSD Birth Plan Background: Childhood sexual abuse survivor, with PTSD, anxiety...
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    Thank you 🙏 I so hear you on the wedding vs. marriage and labor vs. child thing, that’s my mindset too.
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    Oh yes, I was recommended a child birth class but I decided to just do my own research instead.
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    That sounds interesting, for those of you suggesting music, you and @Friday what about sensory overload? With everything going on with your body, multiple people, etc is sensory overload likely? I mean everyone is different but I’m not sure about playing music
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    Haha, yes pain 😂😂😂 What is lamaze classes? I’m intrigued by your story ❤️ I’ll go looking for it later when I have the brain capacity
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    Thank you, all of this is really helpful actually. I'm working right now on a birth plan specifically related to trauma/ptsd, because I know I need that stuff written down so I don't have to verbally say much if I do get triggered. But once again, lucky for me, home birth with small staff...
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    Sounds about right xD lucky for me, I have a small team who will respect whatever I say, so like I can tell them all to leave the room, or shut the f*ck up, etc. Wow, that's pretty badass that you broke his hand, but I'm also sure you felt bad xD
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    Study Pain reprocessing therapy for chronic pain

    Yeah, I'm mixing several ideas in this conversation xD Besides just oppressive jobs, a lot of people have their identity based in being ill/in pain (this isn't automatically a bad thing, some people have had their condition their entire life and being healed is a scary new identity to forge)...
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    Childbirth and disassociation?

    Any of you that have given birth, did you disassociate while giving birth? I'm 36 weeks pregnant (or so, it's been hard for me to keep track lol) so really approaching. I'm having an unmedicated natural home birth. I'm doing my research on breathing. I'm kinda worried about having a bad...
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    Study Pain reprocessing therapy for chronic pain

    Yeah, I don’t look at it as black and white. Some chronic pain and illnesses is rooted in trauma and emotional issues but some is physical. I think some physical issues are developed after years of stored up emotion/trauma. I also don’t think you could study this very accurately because it has...
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    Study Pain reprocessing therapy for chronic pain

    Aw, I love that. Yeah, it’s a series of ideas I’ve seen and thought about for years. I really think it’s true, your mind runs everything, for better and worse.
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    Study Pain reprocessing therapy for chronic pain

    Yeah, I completely believe this. I think undealt with trauma and emotions are often stored in the body physically. But when you try to explain that to people they look at you like you’re nuts. There’s charts like this that show where exactly trauma and emotions get stored...
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    Why Are People Consumed By Politics?

    Mark Mansen says people are wired to give a f*ck about something and some people aren’t intentional about what they give a f*ck about so it’s whatever they hear or see rather than actually doing something with their time and energy to make a difference in the world. I think about this a lot...
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    what do you *do* with the content of your flashbacks?

    I’m kinda late to this thread, but I will usually write about it, or paint. I have an abstract painting style so it tends to capture the emotion and sometimes shapes and stick figures.
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