- Around 30% of births described as traumatic
- Emergency cesarean section, intense pain, loss of control… birth trauma is numerous
- How does perinatal trauma manifest?
- What help can be given to the new mother?
It must have been one of the happiest days of your life. At least, you had imagined it as such before and during your pregnancy. The day you give birth, the day your child is born. Yet when you think about it, Nothing happened as you had hoped . Haste, lack of information, lack of consideration, worry, pain, tears... to finally lead to deliverance in suffering. If today you are the happy mother of one or more children, It took you months or maybe even years to put your experience of motherhood into words . From dream to reality, traumatic childbirth affects a third of the women interviewed.
Around 30% of births described as traumatic
Emergency cesarean section, intense pain, loss of control… birth trauma is numerous
A difficult birth leaves its mark. When the wish of a natural childbirth turns into an emergency cesarean section , the lived history no longer has anything comparable to the recorded history. When a episiotomy is performed without question , feelings of loss of control and dispossession of oneself can be strong.
How to recognize perinatal trauma?
After giving birth, some mothers suffer from baby blues, regardless of the conditions of their child's birth. However, if a Great fatigue is accompanied by mood disorders, dark thoughts, nightmares, even flashbacks linked to childbirth and as this state sets in over time, it is likely that the situation is more complicated . A postpartum depression or post-traumatic stress disorder can then be diagnosed.