I find that many babies who aren’t sleeping well are still trying to process their birth experience. A baby’s quest for resolution and his/her ability to relax can be very interconnected!
Sleep is a state—so we need to look at what’s “on their mind” and preventing them from relaxing. In the case of unresolved birth story, babies communicate through movement, play, big feelings, and the way they listen to the story and interact with us.
I was thrilled to give this talk at APPPAH’s Monday Live! We chat about the effects I see of both resolved and unresolved birth stresses on sleep and development, signals to look for, and how I work with all this to help the whole family relax and bond more deeply.
APPPAH is the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. They’re a great resource for parents and birth professionals, go check ’em out!