Episode 7

Dr Rebecca Moore - the importance of holistic care and how to reduce the likelihood of birth trauma.

Published on: 19th February, 2021

Today we hear from Dr Rebecca Moore. Rebecca is a perinatal psychiatrist and the co founder of make birth better. Together with Dr Emma Svanberg their mission: to create a world where people no longer suffer from birth trauma.

In today’s episode we discuss the barriers to providing holistic care in the NHS as well as why communication and compassion are so important. Rebecca shares her advice for preparing for birth and how you can take steps to try and reduce the likelihood of having a traumatic birth.

We talk about self care and how Rebecca thinks this is an important model to show our children. Our health and needs are just as important as those who we love and care for.

You can find Rebecca on instagram @drrebeccamoore and her website is: https://www.doctorrebeccamoore.com/

Make Birth Better is a fantastic resource for parents and professionals and you can find them here: https://www.makebirthbetter.org/ and on instagram @birthbetter

If you are feeling upset about your birth experience please reach out, there are lots of sources of support available.

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About the Podcast

Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

You can find me on instagram @thebalanceddoula

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.