Trauma and Anxiety in Pregnancy

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

Anxiety is an ever-present blight on the lives of many expecting mothers today.  Increasing concerns of adequate resources, fears of birth or problems with baby, negotiating the needs of employers, partner, family, and the new baby can be overwhelming.  Anxiety is a threat to the well-being and happiness of the pregnant woman as well as her baby.  There are biologic and environment causes of anxiety.  Past trauma is a major cause of anxiety in the present.  We will look at how the brain changes after trauma as well as in pregnancy and how these changes can be not only survived, but mom can learn to thrive in spite of anxiety.

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Presenter: 
Sherri Daigle

Sherri Daigle, LM, CPM, MSW

Sherri Daigle has been a midwife for 35 years. Helping legalize midwifery in her home state of Louisiana, she was active in helping to pass legislation, and create midwifery practice and birth center regulation. She has taught midwifery at college level, as well as working as preceptor. She has worked tirelessly in home birth and birth center settings. She helped to create Louisiana’s first accredited birth center. Sherri has six wonderful children, and 4 grandchildren she enjoys spending time with. Currently she is working in a quiet home birth practice. She has watched midwifery grow from a homespun art to a respected profession, and is still amazed at the creative power of women through the lifespan.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:00pm
Session type: 
(CEUS) - Recordings will be available on GOLD
Bridge: 
Bridge Certificate Eligible