Episode 6: Fabiola Cortés-Funes de Urquijo on One Baby's Experience of Prematurity
"I was born on March 26, at the beginning of spring, when my family was waiting for me for summer. This birth marked the beginning of my life and my relationship with the environment.
I spent a few very long months in an incubator. My family struggled a lot to understand what was happening and give me the best resources. It was time to leave the hospital and be able to go home. There I continued to grow and overcome the different obstacles in development. On some occasions they looked more and on others they went more unnoticed. I can tell you many experiences and the different ways they have been recorded for me. I have done a lot of personal work with these vivid scenes.
I have struggled a lot, I have learned from everything I have gone through and I have many resources thanks to all this.
When I finished school I decided to become a psychologist and thus continue diving into human emotions. Since then I have always liked my career and I have not stopped studying and looking for tools to help others find themselves better. I became a family therapist, psychodramatist, hypnotherapist, perinatal therapist, doula ... I have had the great honor of working with many people in different contexts; hospital, social services, private consultation and in individual as well as in family and couple. I have been adding different skills to therapeutic resources and I really enjoy my dedication in my profession.
I like being able to help people find meaning in different vital moments, to rehearse different ways of doing things, to find the roots of current experiences, couples to go through the threads that joined them and untangle the knots and families to be in a safe environment to support each other and facilitate the development of children."
In this podcast, Fabiola talks with Kate about how she made sense of her premature birth. There are certainly gifts that she has because she was a premature baby. She has messages for parents, professionals and people who have had an experience as a premature baby. She lives in Spain.
Memorias y reflexiones de una prematura: https://youtu.be/Gu-y0CKAB1s