Birth Trauma is distress experienced by a woman either during or after childbirth.
This form of trauma can be physical, emotional or psychological and can lead to perinatal anxiety, postpartum PTSD, depression, lack of bonding with baby, and can impact the family dynamics as a whole .
Birth trauma is not just about what happened during the birth, but it is also about how you felt or your partner felt during that experience.
At the time of birth did you or your partner feel fear, helpless or unheard?
Maybe you feared for your life or your babies life?
After such an experience it is possible to feel shocked, guilty, numb, angry or anxious.