Other PP PTSD Prevention Methods



In this video, we chat about multiple different ways to prevent the development of PP-PTSD signs and symptoms. Ideas range from before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after. There is something beneficial for each phase of pregnancy.

In the video, I talk about universal traumatic birth experience screening. I have adapted the 4 questions (proven valid and reliable) to be more easily understood by people with various levels of education.

Perceived Traumatic Birth Survey

The *4 questions I use:
1.) Did you worry that you or your baby were at risk of death during the birthing process?
2.) Did you worry that you or your baby were at risk of serious injury during the birthing process?
3.) Do you feel like your labor was hard and upsetting?
4.) Did you feel frightened or helpless during your labor?

The original *4 questions:
1.) Did you perceive in labor, you or your baby were exposed to actual or threatened death?
2.) Did you perceive in labor, you or your baby were exposed to serious injuries?
3.) Did you perceive your labor was a hard and upsetting experience?
4.) Did you feel frightened or helpless during your labor?

*An answer of “yes” to any of the questions indicates a traumatic birth experience.

Moghadam, M. F., Shamsi, A., & Moro, F. H. (2015). The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among women with normal vaginal delivery in Zahedan city. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 1, 15-19. doi:10.12740/APP/37943

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