Author and educator, Penny Simkin offers an introduction to the serious topic of traumatic childbirth including symptoms of PTSD and suggestions for facilitating postpartum recovery from a traumatic birth experience.
Traumatic childbirth occurs in as many as 25 -34 per cent of all births. Approximately one-third of those women may develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
For more information, visit pattch.org. Penny is one of the founders of PATTCh, Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth, whose vision is “a world where women, infants and families experience optimal physical and mental health in pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.”
PATTCH is offering an upcoming online conference, “Healing Birth Trauma: A Two-day Online Conference for Birth and Behavioral Health Professionals.” (Co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations) Visit this link for more information. http://pattch.org/trauma-conference/