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Birth Trauma By Kim Thomas

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By the CEO of the Birth Trauma Association, this book explains everything you, family and friends need to know about birth trauma. Using powerful stories of those who have suffered and overcome birth trauma, this book shows it is possible to go through this difficult experience and survive.

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Birth Trauma: A Guide for You, Your Friends and Family to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Birth by Kim Thomas

Birth ought to be a joyful experience: for some women, however, it is anything but. Women who have experienced a medical emergency during birth often find that the memory of it doesn't go away just because a healthy baby has been delivered. They experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder: flashbacks, sleeplessness, nightmares or extreme anxiety. Some go out of their way to avoid being reminded of the birth, and they may find it difficult to bond with their baby. Post-traumatic stress disorder after birth, known more simply as 'birth trauma', affects at least 10,000 women every year in England and Wales. Yet the condition is poorly misunderstood and women suffering from birth trauma often do not receive the treatment or support they need. They may be misdiagnosed as suffering from postnatal depression, and many find that friends and family, instead of being supportive, simply tell them to pull themselves together. This valuable and fascinating book by Kim Thomas, CEO of the Birth Trauma Association, explains everything you and your family and friends need to know about birth trauma: what causes it, how it affects your personal relationships, how to treat it and where to find support. Using the powerful personal stories of women who have suffered birth trauma and overcome it, this book shows that it is possible to go through this difficult experience and come out the other side. A percentage of all royalties is donated to the Birth Trauma Association. OUTSTANDING FEATURES: * Packed with information, expert advice and personal stories; * Offers practical help and support to women who have suffered birth trauma; * Easy-to-read, explains all jargon, and uses the stories of real women to illustrate the facts about birth trauma; * Includes a wealth of advice from a wide range of experts, including psychologists, midwives, lawyers and therapists; * Sympathetic and non-judgemental, this is a very valuable book for everyone affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and birth trauma. * A percentage of all royalties is donated to the Birth Trauma Association.

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'An excellent book about the difficult, and often misunderstood, condition that is birth trauma. Highly recommend - clearly written, concise and practical. Useful for birth trauma sufferers, partners and friends as well as valuable for NCT practitioners.' NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST (NCT) 'An important, readable and cathartic book for anyone who has had a difficult birth, the kind that haunts you months or even years later. Suitable for women whether they have been diagnosed with PTSD/PND or not, as well as friends, family and health professionals.' MUMSNET 'A thorough, thoughtful, helpful book - an invaluable aide for friends and family of birth trauma sufferers' MUMMY SAYS

About Kim Thomas


Kim Thomas is the CEO for the Birth Trauma Association as well as an experienced journalist, with her articles on pregnancy, birth and parenting appearing in a number of national newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and the Financial Times.

Table of Contents


Introduction Chapter 1: What is birth trauma? Chapter 2: You and your baby Chapter 3: Partners, family and friends Chapter 4: Treatment and recovery Chapter 5: Taking action Chapter 6: Getting better Glossary References Appendix: Further information Index

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GOR008677801
Birth Trauma: A Guide for You, Your Friends and Family to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Birth by Kim Thomas
Kim Thomas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Nell James Publishers
2013-06-28
164
0956702473
9780956702470
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