Yes, one can have the symptoms of anxiety, problems sleeping, flashbacks, avoiding reminders of the event, and other symptoms of PTSD after giving birth. Last week I was invited by Amy Schroder, Hartford Hospital’s Parenting Education Coordinator, to attend the Professor Cheryl Beck’s presentation on her research in this area. Doctor Beck has researched Post Partum Disorders for many years and her presentation focused upon her recent research into the qualitative themes of birth trauma stories. Those who were traumatized experienced from the health care team a lack of caring or empathy, communication, adequate care, and attention to the process as well as the goal. It was encouraging that Hartford Hospital is attending to this reality-that birth experiences can be traumatizing, and seeking to implement policies to help prevent the pain of emotional trauma.
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