THE BIRTH DEBRIEF
by Illiyin Morrison
Quercus, Summer 2022
Despite being a trained midwife, Illiyin’s own birth experience was traumatic and led her to examine the effects of birth trauma more deeply. She has grown to appreciate the need for greater understanding of what took place during childbirth and why, in order to facilitate healing during the postnatal period. Using her own experience as a midwife and mother Illiyin plans to dispel myths and taboos around pregnancy and give women and birthing people the tools to manage and alleviate the effects of birth trauma. Illiyin will also be giving practical tips and exercises throughout the book to help readers understand and manage any birth related trauma while transitioning into postnatal life – whether it is the first or fifth baby.
Illiyin Morrison now offers a birth debriefing service, facilitating postpartum recovery and care. Illiyin’s Instagram page started in March 2020 to empower and educate women on birthing experiences and recovery, and now has over 17,500 followers. She has always had a passion for empowering women during pregnancy and childbirth and is extremely passionate about birth education. She offers an international Birth Debrief service to women and birthing people from all walks of life. Her debriefs are in such high demand and are fully booked until the end of March 2021.