We are affected by our feelings and emotions every day. Some things we perceive as positive, and happy, while others are stored in our mind and in our body as a negative experience or even trauma. We go on with our lives and swipe these experiences under the carpet. But when we prepare for the birth, these old memories resurface and often became overwhelming. As birth workers, we often see these memories surface during the preparation for the birth in the form of fear and anxiety of “I will never be a good parent”. Sometimes they are triggered during the birth, and the parent cannot relax. Or they surface as postpartum depression due to the fussy or crying baby. I invite you to join me for the session to find out how we can recognize these traumas during the preparation for birth and help parents have a smoother transition into parenthood.