Listen here: http://ericgarza.info/episode-71/
“Shaina Levee is a trauma-informed psychotherapist, educator, and community organizer. She is the creator of Birth Love Family, specializes in birth trauma and life transitions, and has been in private practice for over a decade. She and Eric talk about pre- and perinatal psychology, the impacts perinatal trauma can have on our psychological and even physical development, and the stigma associated with childbirth and how it impacts women’s expectations and experience, among other things.
Links & Resources
Support A Worldview Apart on Patreon
Find Shaina on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @birthlovefamily
Birth Love Family Fest (October 6, 2018, in Shelburne, VT)
Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health – International organization supporting the study and practice of birth psychology.
Stephen Porges Infosite
Somatotropic Therapy, by William R. Emerson (the article Shaina briefly paraphrased in our conversation).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L03vB4jAKE a link to Dr. David Chamberlain regarding fetal experiences, author of “The Mind of your Newborn Baby” (1998) (regarding the perinatal development Shaina discusses).
Correction to Podcast: Shaina mistakenly mixed up two separate studies regarding touch and fetal development. The study that discerned fetal touch was Montagu (1978). He showed that a single hair stroke on the fetus, showed that around 8 weeks gestational age, “the first sensitivity to touch manifests in a set of protective movements to avoid a mere hair stroke on the cheek”.