NY Zero-to-Three Network: Impact of Past Trauma on Women’s Experiences of Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Early Parenting

New York Zero-to-Three Network is having a clinical roundtable which may be of interest to parents, practitioners and researchers:

We hope you will be able to join us for a Clinical Roundtable on Tuesday, March 25th on the topic of “The Impact of Past Trauma on Women’s Experiences of Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Early Parenting: Potential Consequences For Their Developing Babies” featuring speaker Ann Diamond Weinstein.

This presentation will explore how past trauma and traumatic stress symptoms impact women’s reproductive experiences, the prenatal internal environment in which their babies grow, and potentially, their babies’ development before and after birth.

It will also explore how the quality of care and interpersonal interactions women experience during their transition to motherhood may have a range of impacts from reducing stress to triggering unresolved trauma or creating new traumatic experiences. Women’s perception or “neuroception” (Porges) of their environment may evoke feelings of safety, danger or life threat in interpersonal interactions. Feelings of danger or life threat may trigger fight, flight or freeze responses. The psychophysiological states that are associated with feelings of safety, danger or life threat during this crucial time may impact the prenatal internal environment in which a baby develops.

These states may also shape emerging attachment relationships in the early parenting period.

This presentation will include a summary of recent research that illuminates why it’s important for practitioners and educators who work with women to support them in learning and using stress reduction skills before and during pregnancy, and in the early parenting period.

The event costs $25 for members and $35 for non-members of NYZTT. We accept payment by PayPal or check and prefer that you pre-register. Payments will, however, be accepted the day of the event (by check only).

You can register here.

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