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PT – Coping with a traumatic birth

Birth trauma is another name for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth. In the UK alone, an estimated 1 in 25 women a year develop PTSD and even more, 1 in 5, find birth traumatic. Some partners suffer PTSD too, from witnessing a traumatic birth.

These Parents Tips, developed with experts and the Birth Trauma Association cover:

  • What are the symptoms of birth trauma?
  • Is birth trauma the same as Postnatal Depression (PND)?
  • Why can’t I get over my birth trauma?
  • How is birth trauma treated?
  • I’d like to have another baby again, but I’m scared. What can I do?
  • Where can I get help if I have birth trauma?

Please note: this Parent Tip has been removed and is currently under review/update.  As soon as an updated version is published, we will make it available here. Many thanks.

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