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  1. Maureen Treadwell at |

    Couldn’t agree more, Susan. I’ve been answering a lot of the support emails at the BTA recently and I started to count how many women are hugely distressed about events around a birth of one or more of their children and display a certain set of symptoms. It goes on for years and destroys careers, confidence and relationships both with partners and sometimes the child. They complain about not being able to escape from the memory of what happened, being locked into it and unable to move on. As a result, their much happier former life, completely unravels. All these stories are so very similar but it isn’t conventional DSM 5 PTSD.So totally agree, there are some unique features to childbirth related trauma and it would be good to get better diagnosis not only of immediate PTSD fc but also the longer term consequences related to it.


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