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What is Birth Trauma?

There are many different things that can happen during a birth that a mother may find traumatic. These can range from dangerous complications for mother or baby, to wishes or a birth plan not being adhered to. This is called birth trauma.

How PND affects breastfeeding

For some women breastfeeding can help reduce the likelihood of postnatal depression developing or the duration of the depression. For others it may be the greatest source of stress and anxiety, and it may be more beneficial for the mother to stop breastfeeding.

Postnatal depression: “We got through it”

Much of what I write below is done with the benefit of hindsight. As we lived through each experience, we were often too immersed to take time out and analyse what was going on – we lived for each day, moment by moment.



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