An experience of sexual abuse, grief and its effects on childbirth.

  • Hanan M
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'As a survivor of child sexual abuse, you have a lot to grieve for. You must grieve for the loss of your feelings. You must grieve for your abandonment. You must grieve for the past and grieve for the present, for the damage you now have to heal, for the time it takes, for the money it costs, for the relationships ruined, the pleasure missed. You grieve for the opportunities lost while you were too busy coping. You grieve for your lost innocence, your belief that it's safe to trust. And sometimes, you must even grieve for a part of you that didn't make it.' ( Davis & Bass 2002:118)., (C)2006 MIDIRS

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