Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth
ImprovingBirth.orgHealing from Trauma
Solace for Mothers
Band Back Together 
Birth Trauma Association UK
Trauma and Birth Stress New Zealand
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Childbirth
The Truth about Traumatic Birth
Birth Trauma Association of Australia and New Zealand
Birth Trauma Australia HELD

WEBSITES/facebook groups

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Childbirth
National Center for PTSD
The Truth About Traumatic Birth
How to Heal a Bad Birth
Healing Hearts: Birth Trauma Recovery
Birth Trauma Association UK


Traumatic Childbirth by Cheryl Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll, and Sue Watson
Birth as a healing experience by Lois Halzel Freedman
This isn’t what I expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman and Valerie D Raskin
Rebounding from Childbirth by Lynn Madsen
Cut, Stapled, and Mended by Roanna Rosewood
Dancing on the Edge of Sanity by Ana Clare Rouds
Birth Trauma by Kim Thomas




  • Stephanie Kraft, MS (Burke)
    (202) 250-1051, hypnotherapy session releases trauma from negative birth experiences, one session is sufficient to prepare for subsequent birth, also offers classes in hypnobirthing
  • Jennifer Santoro, MD (Fairfax) (703) 207-0001, offers short- and long-term psychotherapy as well as medication evaluation for mood and anxiety disorders
  • Virginia Jones, PsyD (McLean) (703) 550-4355, with 15 years of experience, offers unique, individualized support
  • Carlos Durana, PhD (Reston) (703) 408-4965, integrative medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and counseling
  • Susan Trachman, MD (Fairfax)
    (703) 573-8259, specializes in reproductive psychiatrics including mood and anxiety disorders and loss, does not take insurance
  • Mariana Niemtzoff, MD (Arlington) (703) 527-37,
  • Betty Donskoy, MD (Reston) (703) 550-4165, whole person health advocate
  • Terri Adams, LCSW (Fairfax), (703) 385-7600 x1, services in
    reproductive mental health, as well as coordinator for loss group MIS/Share
  • Debra Caplowe, LCSW (Falls Church) (703) 795-4226, trained counselor in PPD and anxiety and mood disorders; also runs
  • Mary Brough, LPC (Reston), (703) 742-8540, experienced counselor offers individualized therapy to facilitate return to normal function
  • Ellen Borman, LCSW (McLean), (703) 237-3045, counselor with 37 years of
    experience offers individual therapy for anxiety and depression, takes insurance
  • Benta Sims, LPC (Falls Church), (703) 536-9469
  • Senovia Ross, LMFT (Alexandria), (703) 678-9873

Washington, DC

  • Eileen Dombo, PhD (202) 423-9509
  • Megan Flood, LICSW (202) 841-7051
  • Sheryl Aron, MSW, LICSW (202) 265-1000 x3
  • Nicola Netta White, LICSW (202) 297-3835

Workshops & Classes

  • Jill Chasse, PhD (202) 230-4126, offers mother-baby dyad support services including healing circles and pre-birth bonding workshops
  • Kristen Marsh and Artis Mooney (571) 332-8054,
    Offers a one-time workshop called ‘Healing from Birth Trauma’

Postpartum Virginia Peer-to-peer Support Groups


Washington, DC