birth trauma stories Podcast
Holding space and finding light after Perinatal trauma
Shutting Down Does Not Heal PTSD
by Victoria D'Antimo
For a little while when people heard when I went through, they would say, wow, you’re so strong, and I would always think well I don’t feel very strong, but I guess I am, because I got through everything and every obstacle that was put in my way. But as time went on, and people kept saying “wow you’re so strong“ I thought yes I am, but I didn’t have a choice. I was strong because I had to be, not for any other reason except things out of my control, kept happening, and I was falling apart, but on the outside I got through it, so I was “strong“ but I had no choice in the matter.
Everything was happening around me.
Victoria D’Antimo is married to her wonderful husband, Collin, and they have a beautiful daughter, Evelyn. They always knew they wanted kids, and shortly before their first wedding anniversary they found out they were expecting their first child. They were so excited. They never expected that it would lead to severe, life threatening pregnancy complications, a premature birth, a NICU stay, and a cancer diagnosis.
To listen to Victoria share both of her stories click below!
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