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    Default Traumatic birth?

    My DS is 9 months old. While there were some issues with my labour and his birth, I was initially ok with it. However, over time I have become increasingly anxious about what happened, and the (ongoing) issues I have from a 3rd degree tear and fractured coccyx. I have tried to discuss it with my DH, however, I think he is also struggling to deal with DS's birth, as he keeps telling me he doesn't want to talk about it. I'm confused as to why I am getting more anxious about this over time and not sure what to do about it, or who to talk to. If anyone has any suggestions on where I can go, or what I can do, it would be greatly appreciated

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    I'd suggest you see your GP for a mental health treatment plan and referral to a psychologist who specialises in post traumatic stress disorder. There is a lot of benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy in dealing with past trauma.

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    I agree with ScubaGal, I had a traumatic labour with DS1, and I did end up being diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety etc. I started seeing a therapist about it and did CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and I can't speak highly enough of it.

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    I've just been diagnosed with PND. She didn't organise a mental health plan, but will ask about it when I go in for meds review in 2 weeks. I guess it is either that the one is playing off the other, or that all current symptoms could be related to my feelings about his birth.

    On a similar note, are there any organisations my DH could turn to in order to discuss his feelings - I don't think he'd go to his GP - I think he'd prefer to do it anonymously.


 

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