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.
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