Tricky subject but here goes!!
From the time of my birth until close to my 13th birthday I was sexually abused by my father.
Myself, and my fiance, have been dealing with this as memories and flashbacks arise, and I would like to think we are doing pretty well!!
Now we are taking our next step, in our relationship, and on this journey, and in a few weeks time we are going to start TTC our first baby soon after our wedding!!!!! (weeeee!!!!!)
We are both over the moon in love and excited!
I am looking for information to help us with what could be a very tricky time (I have heard from other survivors that due to all the changes in your body and the changes of roles it can bring up new issues in relation to the way I think about myself/my body/the abuse. Also dealing with the way people relate to pregnant women (random belly rubs), and exams surrounding pregnancy/birth)
Has anyone had any experience with this? Any handy websites? Books?.. If you dont feel comfy sharing on here, just PM me :)
I am hoping that homebirthing will make this easier on me :) AND i just Love homebirth!!
Am just curious about pregnancy/birthing/parenting after being sexually abused!!
Hope this all makes sense?!?! Thanks in advance!
ps I wasnt sure where to post this, so if you have a suggestion shout out :) I thought homebirth because that is what we are planning :) But would pregnancy etc be better?? Not sure?