still healing from birth trauma--8 years later - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 08-05-2006, 01:23 AM - Thread Starter
Mamajamz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello all. I'm not sure where this thread should go, but thought I would start here. My DD was born 7 weeks prematurely and then suffered a horrible mishap at the hands of the hospital staff. Although we have to deal with some stuff as a result of that, we still consider ourselves very lucky/blessed to have only the minimal problems that we have.

One of those issues is a tendency for her to be very distracted and disconnected from her body. I think she learned this very early on from the pain she had to endure so young, which breaks my heart. She is starting to have a weight problem because she avoids activity and, I believe, disconnects from the sensations of her body to the point where she eats to feel "alive", doesn't know if or when she is satisfied or even hungry. If I am "reading" her correctly, I get the feeling that she is uncomfortable in her own body.

Besides seeking to help with coordination, I am looking for suggestions as to activities/interests that help someone to be grounded, in their body that can be done on a regular basis...books to DVD...ways of "being". I have no idea where to go for such info. so I started here.

Thanks in advance.

Mamajamz is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 08-05-2006, 06:26 AM
Jennifer Z's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,755
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bet "out of sync child has fun" would have stuff that would help. I know it is a companion to "out of sync child", but didn't get that one. The "has fun" book is filled with various activities that cater to specific sensory needs. Really neat book with lots of ideas.

Mom to 10yo Autistic Wonder Boy and 6yo Inquisitive Fireball Girl . December birthdays.

Jennifer Z is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 08-08-2006, 10:07 PM
Megs Momma's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about brushing therapy and other sensory related things?

I'm just now starting to learn a lot of this stuff but thought it may help.
Megs Momma is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 08-09-2006, 12:14 PM - Thread Starter
Mamajamz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Jennifer Z--thanks for the info! I looked up the book, which led to a very helpful trail of even more information. Thank you.

Megs Momma--Can you tell me what brush therapy is? I'm not familiar with that. Well, I suppose I could do a search on that one too. Thanks!
Mamajamz is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 08-09-2006, 02:21 PM
judejude's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 1,389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is your child in therapy or are you just starting that whole process of information?
A good therapist could really help, if you're into that.

DD got a lot of anxiety and sensory integration issues from being in the hospital so much (especially as a newborn).

I would agree with "The Out of Sync Child has Fun" and dooing some swinging and some balancing stuff, either on a therapy ball, or on one of those round boards that have the half of a ball under it...ha ha, whatever those are called.
Of course I don't know how old your dc is.

Oh, massage is so good and the kids like it too. Oil 'em up and massage 'em. If they don't like it than you have a bigger issue with sensory stuff, so either way it could give you some info. anyway.

Good Luck!

Me : , husband ,daughter Raven : 10-28-95 :
judejude is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 12,897

24 members and 12,873 guests
Aimee Duran , Calayvie , debigebi , Deborah , Dovenoir , emmy526 , hillymum , JaneD! , katelove , Katherine73 , lacontesc67 , LiLStar , Lydia08 , Michele123 , Molly23 , NaturallyKait , scaramouche131 , scheelimama , sciencemum , Sebastian Carreras , speeddat75 , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.