Traumatic Childbirth

Traumatic Childbirth

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Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new mothers reporting experiencing a traumatic childbirth and prevalence rates rising for high risk mothers, such as those who experience stillbirth or who had very low birth weight infants.

This ground-breaking book brings together an academic, a clinician and a birth trauma activist. Each chapter discusses current research, women's stories, the common themes in the stories and the implications of these for practice, clinical case studies and a clinician's insights and recommendations for care. Topics covered include: mothers' perspectives, fathers' perspectives, the impact on breastfeeding, the impact on subsequent births, PTSD after childbirth and EMDR treatment for PTSD.

This book is a valuable resource for health professionals who come into contact with new mothers, providing the most current and accurate information on traumatic childbirth. It also presents mothers' experiences in a manner that is accessible to women, their partners, and families.

  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 29 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Imprint: Routledge
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 9 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white
  • ISBN10: 0415678102
  • ISBN13: 9780415678100
  • Bestsellers rank: 77,148