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Traumatic Childbirth, Beck, Cheryl Tatano; Driscoll, Jeanne Watson; Watson, Sue
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Author Name:    Beck, Cheryl Tatano; Driscoll, Jeanne Watson; Watson, Sue

Title:   Traumatic Childbirth

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Routledge 

ISBN Number:   0415678102 / 9780415678100

Seller ID:   ING9780415678100

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Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new mothers reporting experiencing a traumatic childbirth and prevalence rates rising for high risk mothers, such as those who experience stillbirth or who had very low birth weight infants.

This ground-breaking book brings together an academic, a clinician and a birth trauma activist. Each chapter discusses current research, women s stories, the common themes in the stories and the implications of these for practice, clinical case studies and a clinician s insights and recommendations for care. Topics covered include: mothers perspectives, fathers perspectives, the impact on breastfeeding, the impact on subsequent births, PTSD after childbirth and EMDR treatment for PTSD.

This book is a valuable resource for health professionals who come into contact with new mothers, providing the most current and accurate information on traumatic childbirth. It also presents mothers experiences in a manner that is accessible to women, their partners, and families.



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