22 Oct

Book Review: Birth Trauma by Kim Thomas

Birth Trauma: A Guide for You, Your Friends and Family to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Birth

A year ago I listened to Sheila Kitzinger talk about her Birth Crisis Network, which she set up to help women who had suffered a traumatic birth. She gave examples of some of the things said by women for whom childbirth was not a happy or straightforward event, and I was shocked at the language and strength of feeling expressed. Only in recent years has it been recognised that a traumatic birth experience can give rise to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women, and there are still few accessible resources for them or the people supporting them. Read More