Healing From Pregnancy + Birth-Related Trauma


Sep 7 2021 • 25 mins

In this episode, Sam discusses the importance of engaging in the process of healing from pregnancy and birth-related trauma.

*Special note: today’s episode will touch on some difficult topics today. These will include miscarriage and infant loss, infertility, and trauma in labor and birth. If you or someone, you know, has experienced difficulties in one of these areas, this episode could be difficult to hear. No explicit details are shared in this episode.

Join us as we uncover some practical ways to begin taking steps toward breakthrough and healing from difficulty relating to growing a family.


1:23 A note for your heart

9:43  Key 1: Dealing with fear

4:49  Key 2: Forgiveness

15:23 Practical strategies to move toward breakthrough

18:00 Seeking healthy re-connection

21:36  Key 3: Creating a New Expectation

“I believe in every single circumstance, there is always an opportunity for redemption. To me, redemption is the restoration of the heart after a significant hurt. In this case, it's found in the fact that you have a Heavenly Father who is so loving that you don't have to pretend the pain you're experiencing. Isn't valid. It's understanding that there is healing available, no matter how deep the wound. He takes what the enemy intended for evil and makes it work for your good.

Does that mean the pain goes away or even fades immediately? No, absolutely not. There's almost always a process involved in true healing. But what this does mean is he wants to release supernatural hope and peace over you. If you want them, you can have access to these things in the midst of processing your pain, even right now.”

- Sam LeGassick


BetterHelp Counseling Services (Christian trauma counselors available)

Cornerstone Christian Counselors (Christian trauma counselors available)

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Sources mentioned in today’s episode

PATTCh, Prevention & Treatment of Traumatic Birth

PATTCh Resource Guide

Bible Verses to help conquer the spirit of fear

Psalm 34:4 ESV

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.

Isaiah 35:4 ESV

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

Isaiah 43:1 ESV

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.