“As a survivor of sexual trauma, my joy about my pregnancy quickly turned to fear”

Trauma-informed prenatal care is essential in order for care providers to prevent re-traumitization. Our maternity care team is trained in trauma-informed care and is sharing our experiences and knowledge both within and beyond our organization so more pregnant women have a positive pregnancy experience. Read about how our Maternity Care Home Model is providing trauma-informed care in this Washington Post Article. A corresponding piece “Tips and resources for survivors of sexual trauma who are pregnant and their providers” in the Washington Post shares tips we give to providers working with pregnant women who have experienced sexual trauma.

Betsy Engle