Å føde etter tidligere seksuelle overgrep

To give birth after previous sexual abuse


theme Evening

torsdag 9. mai 2019, kl. 18:00

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: DIXI Ressurssenter mot voldtekt

Inngang: Gratis med påmelding

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"To give birth to past sexual abuse challenges and opportunities" - theme night with midwife Lotta Halvorsen

It is free of charge and open to all interested parties, but the theme night requires registration by email to dixi@dixioslo.no.

Lotta Halvorsen is a midwife and PhD, a clinical specialist in mental health. Together with midwife Hilde Nerum, she has written a doctoral dissertation on the topic under the guidance of professor and obstetrician Pål Øian and professor and psychiatrist Tore Sørlie, both at the University Hospital of Northern Norway and the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway.

"On the basis of long clinical experience as a midwife at the University Hospital of Northern Norway, as well as in a Mental Health team at the Food Polyclinic and as a researcher in the field, I want to talk about the challenges and opportunities for women who give birth to their first child after being subjected to sexual abuse. as a child or adult.

I will present results from some of our studies that deal with childbirth outcomes and birth experiences for women who give birth to their first child after having been subjected to rape before - if childbirth helpers do not know anything about the woman's history of abuse.
Many pregnant women may not have thought that their previous sexual experiences will matter when they give birth and have therefore not said anything to the midwife about these. Others have not subsequently put their previous sexual experiences into context with how they experienced giving birth.
Through the work of the Mental Health team, we have worked on all kinds of mental challenges in having children, such as birth anxiety and general anxiety, past trauma, abuse and traumatic birth experiences, the desire for caesarean sections, etc. »

Welcome to exciting theme night!