Why Birth Trauma Matters

Why Birth Trauma Matters
Author: Emma Svanberg
Publsiher: Pinter & Martin Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2023
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781780666136

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When we think about trauma and PTSD we tend to think about war and conflict. But around a third of women feel some part of their birth was traumatic. This experience can impact on their mental and physical health, their relationships and future plans. In Why Birth Trauma Matters, Dr Emma Svanberg, clinical psychologist and co-founder of Make Birth Better, explores what happens to those who go through a bad birth. She explains in detail how birth trauma occurs, examines the wide-ranging impact on all of those involved in birth, and looks at treatments and techniques to aid recovery. By drawing on her own research and the work of experts in the field, and sharing the first-hand experiences of women, she shows how it is possible to begin to move on.

Traumatic Childbirth

Traumatic Childbirth
Author: Cheryl Tatano Beck,Jeanne Watson Driscoll,Sue Watson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-07-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781135021139

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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.

Birth Trauma Second Edition

Birth Trauma  Second Edition
Author: Kim Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-09-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1910923028

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Second edition of a leading book on birth trauma, explaining everything you, your family and friends need to know about birth trauma: what causes it, how it affects your relationships, how to treat it, where to find support and how to make a complaint or take legal action. Written by the CEO of the Birth Trauma Association.

Birth Shock

Birth Shock
Author: Mia Scotland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1780664958

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What is birth trauma? Who does it affect? How can I address what I'm feeling?

How to Heal a Bad Birth

How to Heal a Bad Birth
Author: Melissa J Bruijn,Debby A. Gould
Publsiher: Birthtalk.Org
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-06-17
Genre: Childbirth
ISBN: 099235160X

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"How to Heal a Bad Birth" is for women (and their partners) who have experienced a challenging birth, and want to gain understanding and clarity about 'what happened', and why they feel so bad...and move on. Written by the co-founders of Birthtalk.org(tm), this book is a straightforward guide to make sense, make peace and move on... whether to a much better birth, or just back to your family, feeling more complete and at peace.

The Trauma of Birth

The Trauma of Birth
Author: Otto Rank
Publsiher: Ravenio Books
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2015-11-04
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The following arguments indicate a first attempt to apply the psychoanalytic way of thinking, as such, to the comprehension of the whole development of mankind, even of the actual fact of becoming human. It would be more correct not to use the word “apply,” for it is not a question of one of the usual works on the “Application of Psychoanalysis to the Mental Sciences”; rather it is a matter of making psychoanalytic thought productive for our entire conception of mankind and history. This finally represents the history of mind, that is, the history of the development of the human mind and of the things created by it. This particular viewpoint, still too new to be quite clearly grasped, is made accessible to us through Psychoanalysis by reason of the prodigious extension of our consciousness, which at the present time enables us to recognize part of the deepest Unconscious as such, and to understand its mode of operation. As scientific knowledge itself is no more than a conscious comprehension of previously latent facts, it is only logical that every particle of the extension of our consciousness, gained by analysis, should be converted into understanding. It is now shown at a quite definite point of psychoanalytic knowledge, which we shall soon characterize more definitely, that there is also a considerable part of organic or biological development which can be understood only from the psychical side; that is, from the side which, together with all the residue of development, includes also our own instrument of knowledge, which has suddenly become definitely more efficient through our progressive knowledge of the Unconscious. We have taken certain new individual psychoanalytic experiences solely as a starting-point for a more comprehensive view and for general knowledge; but we believe that in so doing we have opened up the way to something essentially different from the hitherto prevailing “application” of Psychoanalysis. Thus we also lay stress on the fact that we want to keep ourselves free from an overestimation of the psychoanalytic doctrine of the Unconscious as applied to therapy, without thereby departing from the psychoanalytic way of thinking. But at the same time we extend this line of thought in both directions. It is, then, no accident that Psychoanalysis, as soon as it began to develop from a therapeutic procedure into a doctrine of the Unconscious, almost simultaneously deviating from its original medical field, invaded and enriched wellnigh every mental science, and finally itself became one of the most important of mental movements of the present day. The psychic patient, from whose material and by whose help Psychoanalysis was discovered and developed, will always remain the native source for further investigation and extension of the doctrine. Yet this origin is of no more importance today than, for instance, the country from which Columbus set forth, and which furnished the bold explorer with practical means for his voyage.

Why Home Birth Matters

Why Home Birth Matters
Author: Natalie Meddings
Publsiher: Pinter & Martin Why it Matters
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-09
Genre: Childbirth at home
ISBN: 1780665555

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In the 21st century, women are supposed to have a choice about where they give birth. But when that choice is home, women often encounter obstacles, despite robust evidence that birth at home is safe, beneficial and should be available for women who want it. Why Home Birth Matters is a clear discussion of the reality of modern home birth, which aims to show how the home environment supports and powers the birth process, while encouraging parents to consider how it might work for them.

Heal Your Birth Story

Heal Your Birth Story
Author: Maureen Campion
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-06-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1511910356

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Psychologist and birth trauma expert Maureen Campion shares her lessons for releasing the unexpected wounds that come from having a rough birth experience. Birth can be beautiful and spiritual and joyous but there are also terrifying, emotionally raw, painful moments that can be difficult to move past. This book offers you a chance to experience the healing power of working through your birth story, while learning about trauma and developing coping skills for all those complicated feelings. Maureen Campion shares her personal experience with birth trauma and the work she has been doing working with mothers through workshops and counseling to address resolving unexpected birth outcomes. Heal Your Birth Story offers new understanding to the impact of birth on mothers and their partners. Journaling exercises are offered to lead the reader through multiple layers of understanding and healing.