Trauma is an experience that can leave a lasting impact our life, particularly when that trauma is imprinted on us before we are even born. While it is commonly believed that trauma affects only the individual who experiences it, research suggests that it can also have a profound impact on the next generation. In recent years, there has been growing evidence that trauma can be passed down from parents to their children, even if the children were not directly exposed to the traumatic event. This phenomenon is known as intergenerational trauma or ancestral trauma. Research shows that around 20% of women experience some degree of stress, anxiety or depression during pregnancy (Pampaka et al, 2018) and that prolonged stress states impact the fetal brain.
In this blog post, I will explore how trauma gets passed down in the womb and the implications it has for both the mother and the unborn child.
Maternal Stress During Pregnancy
Maternal stress during pregnancy can have significant effects on the developing fetus. Research has shown that stress experienced by the mother can cross the placenta and affect the fetus in several ways. One of the primary ways maternal stress can impact the fetus is through changes in the mother's hormone levels. When a mother experiences stress, her body releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can cross the placenta and affect the developing fetus, potentially leading to alterations in fetal brain development and behavior.
Maternal stress during pregnancy has also been linked to increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and other adverse outcomes. The mechanisms underlying these effects are not fully understood, but it is thought that stress-induced inflammation and changes in placental function may play a role. Additionally, maternal stress during pregnancy can have lasting effects on the child's physical and mental health. Studies have shown that children whose mothers experienced high levels of stress during pregnancy are at increased risk for behavioral problems, cognitive deficits, and mood disorders later in life.
To mitigate the effects of maternal stress on the fetus, it is important for expectant mothers to take steps to manage stress during pregnancy. This can include engaging in stress-reducing activities like yoga or meditation, seeking social support, and practicing self-care. Additionally, healthcare providers should be aware of the potential effects of maternal stress on fetal development and provide appropriate support and resources to expectant mothers.
Examples of Maternal Stress During Pregnancy
Maternal stress during pregnancy can be caused by a variety of factors. It is important to note that each person's experience of stress during pregnancy is unique, and what may be stressful for one person may not be for another. It is also important to recognize that stress during pregnancy is common and not necessarily indicative of poor parenting or maternal neglect.
Some examples of stressors that expectant mothers may experience include:
Work-related stress: High-pressure jobs, job insecurity, and long work hours can all contribute to maternal stress during pregnancy.
Relationship stress: Conflict or difficulties in intimate relationships, family conflicts, and domestic violence can all cause maternal stress.
Financial stress: Financial instability, poverty, and difficulty making ends meet can be a significant source of stress for expectant mothers.
Health-related stress: Pregnancy-related health concerns, chronic illness, and physical pain can all contribute to maternal stress.
Life changes: Major life events, such as moving, divorce, or the death of a loved one, can be stressful for expectant mothers and may impact fetal development.
What Happens When the Mother has PTSD
When a mother has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can have significant effects on both her own mental health and the well-being of her child. PTSD develops after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, such as combat, sexual assault, or a natural disaster. Symptoms of PTSD can include intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, and avoidance behaviors. For expectant mothers with PTSD, the experience of pregnancy and childbirth can be particularly challenging and triggering.
Some of the potential impacts of maternal PTSD on fetal and child development include:
Increased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: Maternal PTSD has been associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight, which can lead to health problems for the child.
Impaired maternal-infant bonding: Mothers with PTSD may have difficulty bonding with their infants, which can impact the child's emotional and social development.
Behavioral problems in children: Children of mothers with PTSD may be at increased risk for behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity and aggression.
Higher risk of developing PTSD: Children of mothers with PTSD may be at increased risk for developing PTSD themselves, due to the impact of maternal PTSD on parenting behaviors and child development.
What it Feels Like as a Mother to Hold In Utero Trauma?
Holding in utero trauma can be a complex and difficult experience for expectant mothers. They may experience a range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, guilt, and shame, as they grapple with the impact of trauma on their developing fetus.
For some expectant mothers, holding in utero trauma can feel like a heavy weight that they carry with them throughout their pregnancy. They may worry about the impact of their trauma on their child and feel a sense of helplessness and despair. Others may feel a sense of detachment or dissociation from their pregnancy as a result of their trauma. They may struggle to connect with their developing fetus and may feel numb or disconnected from their own emotions. In some cases, holding in utero trauma can also trigger past trauma experiences, leading to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, and hypervigilance. Overall, holding in utero trauma can be a challenging and isolating experience for expectant mothers. It is important for healthcare providers to provide compassionate and non-judgmental support to help expectant mothers navigate the complex emotions and challenges associated with in utero trauma.
What it Feels Like as a Child to Hold In Utero Trauma
For a child who is born to a mother who experienced in utero trauma, holding that trauma in their nervous system can manifest in a variety of ways. Children who are exposed to prenatal stress and trauma may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions later in life. They may struggle with emotional regulation and have difficulty coping with stress. In some cases, children may also experience physical health problems that are linked to prenatal stress and trauma, such as asthma, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Children who hold in utero trauma in their nervous system may also struggle with attachment and relationships. They may have difficulty forming secure bonds with their caregivers and may struggle with trust and intimacy.
Here is a list of challenges that a child may face as a result of holding in utero trauma in their nervous system:
Increased risk of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions
Deep levels of fear held in the heart and nervous system
Feeling unwanted or rejected at a very deep level
Feeling like a burden in the world
Overwhelmed by a guilt / shame you can't explain
Feeling like you can't trust your own body because you don't understand what it's holding
Feel like you're holding a sense of injustice but you're not sure why
Difficulty regulating emotions and coping with stress
Sense of overwhelm on a constant basis
Increased risk of physical health problems, such as asthma, obesity, and cardiovascular disease
Difficulty forming secure attachments and relationships
Anger towards mother
Difficulty bonding with mother
Feeling of being very distant from mother or not even related
Trust and intimacy issues
Struggling to experience joy
Increased risk of addiction and substance abuse
Behavioral and developmental problems
Increased risk of aggression and violence
Difficulty with social interaction and communication.
What are the Consequences of In Utero Trauma?
Pregnancy is a particularly vulnerable time for both the mother and the developing fetus. Rapid embryological tissue division and synapse formation occur in the developing fetus during this period, and fetal neurological development is highly susceptible to environmental disruptions, such as stress and epigenetic programming. In utero embryological tissue divides rapidly and thousands of new synapses form every second (Levitt 2003). The fetal brain is being imprinted upon in ways that we cannot even fathom, as it's identity structures and the basis of it's nervous system are being formed.
Prenatal stress can alter neurological structures and the functioning of the fetal brain and central nervous system, which can impact physiological health and cognition. The consequences of this are neurotoxicity, modification of the foetal HPA axis structure and function and an excess of glucocorticoids in the fetal system. Furthermore, this is often accompanied by alterations in the epigenetic components of the HPA axis (Valsamakis et al, 2019), (Radtke et al, 2011), (Kundakovic & Jaric, 2017) which means the genetic programming of the child is reflective of the mother’s stress state. As a result of these epigenetic alterations there is evidence that finds up to two subsequent generations are at risk (Seckl et al, 2000). Perinatal stress therefore correlates with disrupted fetal nervous system development which increases the chances of physiological disorders and mental health conditions in childhood and later life (Spencer & Deak, 2017).
Research has shown that prenatal and in utero stress can increase the risk of various mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. Additionally, it has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as neuroendocrine imbalances.
In addition to the mental health conditions, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, and neuroendocrine imbalances mentioned earlier, prenatal and in utero stress have been linked to several other health risks, including:
Impaired immune system function: Prenatal stress has been associated with alterations in immune system function, which can increase the risk of infections and autoimmune disorders. According to a study published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, maternal stress during pregnancy has been linked to a 31% increased risk of wheezing in offspring.
Respiratory problems: Studies have found that prenatal stress is associated with an increased risk of respiratory problems, such as asthma, in children. According to a study published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, maternal stress during pregnancy has been linked to a 25% increased risk of asthma in offspring.
Altered stress response: Exposure to stress in utero can alter the way the body responds to stress later in life, leading to a heightened stress response and increased risk of stress-related disorders. According to a study published in the journal Developmental Psychobiology, prenatal stress has been linked to increased cortisol reactivity in offspring
Cognitive and behavioral problems: Children exposed to prenatal stress are at increased risk for cognitive and behavioral problems, including developmental delays, learning difficulties, and ADHD. According to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, prenatal stress has been linked to a 50% increased risk of ADHD in offspring
Substance abuse: Prenatal stress has been linked to an increased risk of substance abuse and addiction later in life. According to a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, prenatal stress has been linked to a higher likelihood of drug use in adolescence.
In a world where every third person has multiple chronic health conditions (Hajat & Stein, 2018) and where the burden of chronic disease is rapidly increasing, understanding the root causes is of profound collective and economic value. The emotional dimensions of chronic health conditions including in utero stress are often overlooked (Turner & Kelly, 2000) and this dimension offers much opportunity for effective treatment.
How is Trauma Transmitted in the Womb to the Unborn Child?
When a mother is experiencing stress or trauma, her body's stress response system becomes highly activated. This causes the release of a hormone called cortisol, which plays an important role in regulating metabolism, blood sugar levels, and the immune response. This hormone also affects the development of the fetal nervous system.
However, if there is too much cortisol in the mother's bloodstream, it can become harmful to both the mother and the developing fetus. While the placenta normally helps to regulate the amount of cortisol that reaches the fetus, prolonged exposure to stress can weaken this protective mechanism. This means that excessive cortisol from the mother's body can eventually reach the fetus and potentially affect its development.
The fetal adrenal system begins to develop as early as the fourth week of gestation (Conklin, 1968) and is highly responsive to environmental and chemical fluctuations. The field of psychoneuroendocrinology which studies how stress is perceived, represented, embodied and transmitted from the neurological system to the endocrine system and back again is of particular importance here as it explains how maternal levels of stress can impact fetal neurological development through stress hormones.
The system that governs the relationship between the neurological and hormonal aspects of the body is called the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Axis (HPA-Axis). This consists of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland located below it and the adrenal glands, which are positioned top of the kidneys. Together, they form a network that strives to maintain balance and modulate stress.
In response to stress or trauma or as a result of being in a state of chronic stress, the mother’s HPA-Axis becomes highly activated; The hypothalamus secretes corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) which stimulates the synthesis of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary gland. This binds to receptors on the adrenal glands and stimulates the production and secretion of cortisol by the adrenal cortex. Cortisol is the steroid hormone involved in metabolism, blood sugar level regulation and immune response and plays an important role in fetal nervous system development. Whilst surges of cortisol can be regulated, persistent excess cortisol in the bloodstream puts pressure on the mother’s body and the modulation mechanism in the placenta.
Excess cortisol eventually transmits to the fetal system via the placenta. Whilst the placental enzyme 11 β-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase type 2 works to modulate cortisol between the mother and fetus and provide a protective barrier by converting it to inactive cortisone, research has found that that persistent exposure to stress eventually inhibits this enzyme (Dy et al, 2008). As a result, the barrier between maternal stress and the fetal system is eroded.
Epigenetics: How Trauma Can Alter Gene Expression in the Womb
Trauma experienced by the mother during pregnancy can lead to epigenetic changes in the developing fetus, potentially altering gene expression and impacting fetal development. Epigenetic changes occur through a process called DNA methylation, which involves the addition of a methyl group to a DNA molecule. This modification can result in changes to the structure of the DNA molecule, affecting how it interacts with proteins that control gene expression. Trauma experienced by the mother during pregnancy can lead to alterations in DNA methylation patterns in the developing fetus, which can lead to changes in gene expression and potentially increase the risk of health problems in later life. Research has shown that prenatal exposure to stress and trauma can alter DNA methylation patterns in genes related to stress response, brain development, and immune function. These epigenetic changes can have long-lasting effects on the health and well-being of the child, potentially increasing the risk of mental health conditions, immune disorders, and other health problems later in life.
Limitations of Existing Research
Despite the growing body of research on how prenatal stress and trauma can alter gene expression through epigenetic changes, there are limitations to the current understanding. The majority of studies are correlational, rather than causal, and rely on self-reporting from mothers regarding their stress levels. Additionally, while glucocorticoids are believed to influence neurological development, the endocrine system is complex and other hormones, such as noradrenaline and adrenaline, may also play a role in epigenetic changes.
There are also alternative mechanisms of stress transmission beyond the maternal-fetal HPA axis that are not yet fully understood. Furthermore, while existing research primarily focuses on the maternal-fetal direction of stress transfer, there needs to be more inclusion of other factors such as paternal transmission, ancestral inheritance, and older transgenerational effects of epigenetic alteration.
It is possible that an overemphasis on the maternal-fetal direction of stress transfer may be a distraction from the root causes of in utero stress and trauma. Therefore, it is important to consider the bigger picture and conduct further research to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of stress transmission and the long-term effects of epigenetic changes caused by prenatal stress and trauma.
Indeed, studies have found that babies who have not been directly exposed to maternal glucocorticoids are also at risk because the impact of stress is such that it can be transmitted to one or two subsequent generations through the epigenetic changes (Harris & Seckl, 2011).
The phenomena of de novo mutations (Guo et al, 2018), i.e gene mutations that cannot be traced back to either parent as well as research around the impact of ancestral stress on subsequent generations (McCreary et al, 2016) leads us into a wider field of discussion of transgenerational stress (Babenko et al, 2015) transmission.
Other factors such as ecological environments and older cultural inheritance (Horsthemke, 2018) are important but much harder to measure. Whilst studies show that grandparents’ environmental and nutritional challenges impact two subsequent generations (Kaati et al, 2007) modelling this and controlling for all other influencing factors over multiple human generations is a great feat. Most epigenetic research to date has been conducted on plants and animals such as rats, guinea pigs, pigs and sheep.
It is more likely that a multifactorial model that supports the complex interplay and co-influence between psychoneuroendocrinology, genetics, history, culture, environmental factors and wider world ecology during gestation rather than immediate womb ecology and biological transmission will offer the depth required to truly address the phenomena of stress transfer in utero.
Furthermore, the research mostly suggest that in utero stress is a biological adaptation designed to help the fetus survive in the environment it finds itself in - however this does not explain why it has the opposite effect, increasing the chances of chronic illness, morbidity or indeed, why if it is a genetic adaptation that is inherited from many previous generations, why there is not an adaptation towards health.
A multifactorial model that supports the complex interplay and co-influence between psychoneuroendocrinology, genetics, history, culture, environmental factors and wider world ecology during gestation rather than immediate womb ecology and biological transmission will offer the depth required to truly address the phenomena of stress transfer in utero.
Critics of a maternal-fetal stress model would point to the fact that many individuals who experience in utero stress in fact do not go on to develop chronic illness or psychopathologies which suggests there are other adaptive mechanisms at play. There is also a potential negative effects bias in the maternal-fetal studies which suggests because researchers are looking for a measurable increase in the stress response and therefore they find it; when in fact some studies have actually found that adversity increases resilience which is a key component of mental health (Seery et al, 2010).
There is a need for a deeper understanding of the purpose of stress transmission, beyond just biological adaptation, belonging and survival. The development of empathy, defined as a mirroring of another’s emotion in neurophysiological, peripheral physiological and behavioral domains (Decety & Ickes, 2009) could be a factor, whereby the development of a stress state is an attempt by the fetus and child to empathise with its ancestral line in order to transmute rather than transmit, trauma.
Could it be that stress transmission is a process of unconscious traumas surfacing, and emerging to be healed? Perhaps then, stress transmission and healing approaches can properly support the unwinding of ancestral trauma by recognising not just the pain it creates but supporting the emergent purpose of it.
“All the eggs a woman will every carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month-old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother's blood before she herself is born, and this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother.” —Layne Redmond
The approach to healing prenatal stress and trauma depends on the understanding of stress transmission mechanisms. If stress transmission is seen as a purely biological maternal-fetal dynamic, where maternal glucocorticoid levels are taken as the sole mediator of fetal programming, healing approaches may focus on reducing stress levels in the mother through medication, therapy, or lifestyle changes.
However, if a broader picture that includes historical ancestral dynamics and environmental influences is integrated, healing approaches may involve addressing the root causes of stress and trauma, such as intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression, or environmental factors. This may require a more holistic approach that addresses not only the immediate stressors but also the broader societal and environmental factors that contribute to stress and trauma.
Overall, the approach to healing prenatal stress and trauma should be multifaceted and individualized, taking into account the specific circumstances of the mother and the wider context of her life. By addressing the underlying causes of stress and trauma and providing support and resources to expectant mothers, healthcare providers can promote healthy outcomes for both the mother and the child.
Interventions that focus solely on the immediate biochemistry during pregnancy may not fully address the broader factors that contribute to stress and trauma, including epigenetic inheritance from grandparents and great-grandparents, ecological, historical, and cultural realities. These factors have been shown to be key drivers of health and wellbeing, and ignoring them may result in incomplete healing.
A comprehensive approach to healing prenatal stress and trauma should take into account not only the immediate biochemistry but also the broader societal, environmental, and historical factors that contribute to stress and trauma. By addressing the root causes of stress and trauma and providing accessible, culturally sensitive support and resources to expectant mothers, healthcare providers can promote healthy outcomes for both the mother and the child.
Breaking the Cycle: Healing from Inter-Generational Trauma
Indigenous cultures offer a more holistic approach focusing on prevention and community care encompassing physical, nutritional, psychological, spiritual and ecological influences. There is often an inherent emphasis on collective responsibility and ritual, spiritual meaning making, ancestral recognition (Corbett et al, 2017) as healing options rather than disease ontology or symptom elimination. This means there is an inherent understanding of the wider transgenerational effects of stress
Indeed, protective and preventive factors are valuable. Research has found that having strong family and community connections and support networks, feeling connected to cultural roots and a spiritual practice, as well as having a belief in natural healing (Ypinazar et al, 2007) can be supportive of healthy pregnancy.
Furthermore, raising awareness amongst traditional healthcare providers of the importance of maternal mental health and incorporating it as part of routine screening can be supportive, especially if specific cultural sensitivities and spiritual nuances are integrated and supported (McCauley et al, 2019). Whilst empathy and spiritual care has been found to be effective in supporting mothers during their pregnancy and birth experience (Moloney & Gair, 2015) and has long been discussed as a crucial healing ingredient, it remains uncommon in practice.
Raising awareness amongst traditional healthcare providers of the importance of maternal mental health and incorporating it as part of routine screening can be supportive, especially if specific cultural sensitivities and spiritual nuances are integrated
Ultimately, approaches to healing will depend on whether a multifactorial model of mind-body-spirit can be integrated within a sociocultural framework that is relevant to the mother and child and whether the purpose of the stress transmission between mother and child can truly be understood.
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Client Testimonials After Healing In Utero Trauma
I was then taken back to being in utero, to my birth and then to a mirror image of the innocence in the young toddler I once was. Suddenly, I felt such huge love! In that moment, the love engulfed me. It came without judgement and was so forgiving! I hugged my dad and then my mom, playfully climbing all over them and feeling the energy of emotional holding from them that I have been missing in my lived childhood experience.
I wanted to share some amazing news !!! Actually I’m super excited to share this with you... it’s been 3 weeks since we finished my 1:1 sessions... I ran for the first time and guess what I didn’t even use my inhaler !! I always have to use my inhaler before I do any work out; ever since I was little .... as you know I was born with asthma and don’t know life without asthma - I usually take my inhaler a lot from winter to March due to the cold weather and in the summer due to allergies so basically I’m on it all the time ! I’ve tested this out three times now (I was scared when I didn’t take my inhaler the first time round) so:Day 1 I started off with a brisk walk and a light jog... no wheezing ... Day 2 I started off with a light jog and kept a consistent flow - no wheezing !! Day 3 I started off with a light jog and now I am running and guess bloody what NO WHEEZING !!! I ran 12 whole minutes with no issues with my breathing the only reason why I stopped was cause I got tired lol !! I never thought in a million years I would be running like this !! Thank you for my new set of lungs ! Honestly I am speechless as I never thought this was possible !!!I feel now i need to keep trusting my body as it’s an amazing power machine that is so grateful to your healing and for safely taking me back to the utero to do this !!!
I came to see Safa not really realising that in all levels, in all ways, I was traumatised. The question Safa asked me at the beginning, How am I? At 40 years old I did not know the answer. The truth is, my nervous system was in overdrive. I had been deeply fatigued for many years. I was so ill when I was 20 years old that I nearly died. 20 years later, I still never understood that experience, why it happened, what it meant. Why? Until the day I met Safa. Through the healing sessions each week we worked on the physical parts of my body that were holding trauma. This included my spine, cranium, getting back into my arms and legs and re- anchoring my root space.My body was holding so many unconscious trauma imprints - physical, sexual and emotional.
It was a very deep journey, to feel my sacrum again, to feel reconnected, to feel my pelvis and my womb. To feel like a woman again. Safa helped me heal, all the way back to my in utero experience which was the root cause of my shame and guilt and loneliness.
We also had to do big karmic work in a deep field to re-work my masculine and feminine aspects which had been affected by trauma. I finally forgave and cleared the imprints in my ovaries, womb, neck, heart, liver and field. In just 12 weeks I have felt a big shift in my consciousness. I have become a woman again. I feel a deep love for myself. I trust in myself again!
Now I am able to feel the power of my womb. I am able to clarify my energy field and my space, connect to my ancestors and feel love in my daily life. I have learnt the art of embodiment. I turned away from senseless things like alcohol, smoking and empty friendships. My family is my big mirror. Through the healing work I have done with Safa, my family are now shining. I see the sun in their eyes!
I am speechless by the depth of transformation in this short amount of time. A huge thank you Safa.
I am so curious about everything I learnt from you! You are so big! Deeply impressed! Chapeaux!!!'
During the session I felt a lot of chemical release. Lots of release in the brain, I literally felt the top of my left shoulder nerve by nerve being plucked and rewired. Both my masculine and feminine side being stretched and rested. Lots of work in my liver.Saw myself in utero. It felt like the only time I connected with my mother and father together.... the only time they were in unison. The only time I felt deeply loved by my father. So much coughing and air moving through me and my womb. I was holding myself... rocking myself slowly like a small child letting her know she is safe. That we are one. That it’s okay to feel. You are loved little one, you are loved. I remember seeing pink and blue and a quick flash of utero, a deep red rose, rainbows, and light beam. Oh I also saw what I perceive to be the universe I’m not really sure. I saw a the colors of the earth spinning with a hole in the middle? I love you all so much <3 I surrender and bow down to womb and all of my fellow womb warriors.
Powerful! So much happened, wow! See my mission here on earth more quite deeply. Feel a way deeper clarity on doing things out of fear rather than love. Feels like a reorientation of my heart and brain connection. Released weights, bricks and barb wires from my heart and intestines, and breasts. Released feelings of resentment and hate. Felt my baby self coming out of my mamas womb, felt like I was in the gop like frequency sensation of coming out the womb. Messages and seeing of my mission "you will help turn pain into honey", you have felt deep pain, but you see the honey so clearly too. Felt my womb stirring like a honey pot. Seeing my own unique gift. The beauty and pain of birthing itself. (I want to take a duala course now) My deep cry and longing for all little girls to feel like they have their own space their own pile of clothes. My motherly love and cried for myself to fully remember myself and all. I feel I was able to truely see myself deeper. I felt like a mother at the end being able to greet a lot of past ages of myself. Saw and felt myself as a rocket ship flying through light. Saw a lot of us on a rollercoaster, and this swing ride, and felt as if I were on it too. Still feel a lot shifting on a DNA level. Feel like I am giving birth still.
Grateful and in awe of the sacredness of birthing.
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If you are someone who has experienced prenatal stress and trauma, it is important to understand the potential long-term effects on your mental and physical health. The impact of trauma can be profound, and can be passed down through generations.
If you are looking for ways to heal from the effects of prenatal stress and trauma, consider exploring inner child healing. Inner child healing is a therapeutic approach that helps individuals connect with their inner child, the part of them that may have been wounded by early life experiences.
Through inner child healing, you can begin to identify and address the emotional wounds that may have been caused by prenatal stress and trauma. By connecting with your inner child, you can work towards healing and releasing the negative beliefs and emotions that may be holding you back.
If you are interested in exploring inner child healing further, consider taking a course on the subject. A course on inner child healing can provide you with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to begin your healing journey.
Don't let the effects of prenatal stress and trauma continue to impact your life. Take the first step towards healing and explore the transformative power of inner child healing today.