and Founder of LifeCircle Counseling and Consulting,
Counselor, International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant, Registered Lactation Consultant, Researcher,
Author, and Speaker
and Trainer for Acute Traumatic Stress Management
and Breastfeeding/Lactation Management after Traumatic
Childbirth, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Death
is a Clinical Counselor, International
Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered
Lactation Consultant, Author, Speaker, and Traumatic
Stress Consultant who is Certified in Acute Traumatic
Stress Management. She maintains a clinical practice
in Hillsboro, Oregon where she focuses on the
needs of women during their reproductive and parenting
years. She has a special interest in helping women
recover from traumatic events related to the birth
experience, pregnancy loss, and infant death,
as well as in the development of evidence-based
approaches to the delivery of breastfeeding-compatible
mental health care. She is the founder of LactPsych,
an international group of dual professionals who
are working in the emerging field of lactational
psychology. She is a nationally recognized speaker
and author on breastfeeding, parenting, culture
and psychology. Her groundbreaking chapter, "The
impact of traumatic childbirth on health through
the undermining of breastfeeding" will be
published in the book Integrating Traumatic Practice
into Primary Care (The Haworth Press, in press).
Her website (www.lifecirclecc.com
offers resources for a variety of challenges that
mothers face, information about her research and
private practice, and access to most of her publications.
and Seminar Topics
It Wasn't Supposed to be Like
This: Traumatic Childbirth, Traumatic Stress, and Breastfeeding
A sensitive discussion of how traumatic
birth experiences affect maternal mental health, mothering,
breastfeeding, and lactation consulting. Includes the
importance of recognizing the difference between postpartum
depression and postpartum stress disorders in new mothers.
Managing Acute Maternal Traumatic Stress after
An overview of the ten steps of Comprehensive Acute
Traumatic Stress Management as adapted and applied to
the context of traumatic childbirth.
Mother's Milk, Empty Arms
A guide to the compassionate management of lactation
and breastfeeding in the aftermath of pregnancy loss
and infant death. Addresses suppression of lactation,
breastfeeding a surviving sibling, donation of expressed
milk to a human milk bank, and the emerging psychological
needs of bereaved mothers.
Stillborn: Surviving Grief and Traumatic Stress
as a Health Care Provider
A step-by-step guide to understanding and coping with
your own traumatic stress reactions after having witnessed
the birth of a stillborn baby while serving as a health
care provider, such as in the role of a midwife, nurse,
doctor, or doula.
Loss, Grief, and Breastfeeding Counseling
An exploration of the role of loss and grief in the
breastfeeding experience, including the loss and grief
inherent in the acquisition of the maternal role, grief
due to congenital disorders, pregnancy loss, and infant
death, grief due to the loss of breastfeeding, and guilt
as a symptom of grief.
"Your presentation was exceptional. It
was empowering, informative, and very professional."
- Tai James, Vice President, Full House Mothers of
Multiples, meeting organizer, and attendee of a presentation
on maternal stress and depression.
"Excellent. Thank you-very worthwhile."
- Physician attendee of a presentation on maternal
stress and depression.
"This was a practice-changing experience.
- Attendee of four presentations at the Western Kentucky
Breastfeeding Coalition 2005 Conference,
is a list of organizations with whom Cynthia Good Mojab
has interviewed, consulted or trained:
The New York Times
Royal College of Medicine Midwives Journal
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
KXL News Radio 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting Golden Hours Radio
Oregon House of Representatives
La Leche League International
La Leche League of Oregon
La Leche League of Washington
Western Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition
Texas Women, Infants, and Children Program
Washington County Women, Infants, and Children
Full House MOMS (Mothers of Multiples)