Childbirth is a contact sport!
Regardless of how your baby is born, your body will suffer a variety of torn, strained, bruised and damaged muscle and connective tissue. And that’s if everything went well! For many, childbirth will result in physical trauma, the effects of which can be life-altering. Body-based trauma counsellor Thea Baker wonders why, after working so hard to conceive, carry and birth our children, do we feel the need to compress our recovery into the shortest amount of time imaginable?