Birth Trauma Support for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Birthers

4th Wednesdays at 7:30PM (EST)/4:30PM (PST)

Led by trained peer facilitators, this group is for any Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) who has experienced trauma (mental and/or physical) during childbirth. Did you feel unsupported during childbirth? Did you feel unheard or felt a loss of control? Have you been grieving your birth experience? You deserve support. Birth trauma is based on your perception of the experience, and no formal diagnosis is needed to join this group. Some common symptoms, but not all, that can occur after birth trauma are upsetting memories, avoiding talking about the event, and having negative thoughts/feelings about the event. BIPOC birthers can also experience trauma related to racism, discrimination, oppression, and specific cultural views and beliefs. This group is a place to discuss these experiences with other BIPOC birthers and facilitators. You can be at any point post-delivery, from 1-week to many years. This group is specifically focused on birth trauma and connecting with others, so you can know that you are not alone, and you are not to blame. While your story has so much value, in this space we will not explore birth story details as they could be triggering to others. We encourage you to reach out to a licensed healthcare provider to process your birth story.  In this group, we will discuss the effects of trauma, our emotions, and coping skills.

This group is not for:

  • partners or non-birthing parents
  • those who experienced a pregnancy or infant loss (please join one of our loss groups for support)

PSI Support Groups

All of our groups are FREE and virtual. When registering for Sharewell for the first time skip the unlimited offer on the payment page.

What to Expect

Our groups are 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in length. The first ~30 minutes is providing information, education, and establishing group guidelines. The next ~60 minutes is “talk time,” in which group members share and talk with each other. Group members must be present for the group guidelines before joining in the discussion or “talk time.”

Student and clinical observations are not allowed in our group spaces due to confidentiality and creating a safe space

Registration Information

PSI Support Groups are hosted on ShareWell.  Support Groups are split between different “wells.” Click on the registration link above to go to the Well, which includes support groups in each category.

When signing up for groups and making an account:

  • Skip the unlimited offer on the payment page (all of our groups are free!)
  • Access PSI support groups in each dedicated community
  • Reach out to if you have any questions

In this new platform, we will no longer have a waitlist function. **We will allow up to 16 group members to enter the group, so please arrive on time to get a spot. Once we reach 16 members OR we have started talk time, the group space will be closed.**

Program Manager, Megan Roberts