Reflection and Resolution Service (Maternity Debrief)
Occasionally, the birth experience may not be what women have hoped for and has left them feeling distressed, anxious or traumatised. These feelings and experiences can predispose postnatal depression and/or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). The support, counselling, understanding, and explanation given to women by midwives in the postnatal period can provide benefits to their psychological wellbeing.
A Service to discuss your birth experience is available to all women to discuss past, present and future birthing events. After your meeting, should you require a further follow-up the Debriefing Team will refer you to the appropriate person.
Should you be displaying any symptoms of PTSD, the Trust has a qualified Birth Trauma Resolution Therapist available to meet with you.