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Recovering From Birth Trauma

Jun 30th, 2017

Childbirth isn’t an easy thing. In fact, nobody expects it to be a cinch, for some childbirth is a traumatic experience. Continuous medical interventions, emergency procedures, constant monitoring by doctors and nurses make many women afraid of what goes on in the delivery room. It often leaves the new mom in psychological pain apart from the physical pain. There is no doubt that giving birth is one of the most challenging things a woman does.

Birth trauma is a growing problem; however, it is difficult to know how many women actually face it. But it has been estimated that about 25% of women experience traumatic birth. Many women are made to feel that they should feel thankful for giving birth to a healthy baby as well as surviving birth. Many new moms who have been asked to talk about birth trauma have claimed they were shouted down or dismissed when they tried talking about childbirth. Thankfully, there are ways you can deal with the childbirth trauma without being let down.

First of all, you need to seek support if you are concerned about how you feel after giving birth. It is essential to speak to your doctor. If your doctor thinks it is necessary she or he would refer you to a counselor who specializes in post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. There are many women who fear the entire experience of giving birth and even talking about it. However, the best thing to do is talk to your doctor about it as it would help you to overcome it.

Next, you need to remember that you are not alone in this. This isn’t something that you wish on others, but knowing that you have others to lean on would make the entire experience or struggle easy. Surround yourself with people who can understand what you are going through. Self- care is also primary and you need to prioritize your emotional and physical health. Due to this, postnatal care is very crucial, it helps your body recover from the traumatic birth. Simple holistic approaches can help such as yoga, aromatherapy and massage.

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