Members of the network carry out research in many countries that aims to improve our understanding of traumatic birth and how to prevent and treat it. For example, members have carried out a range of research studies looking at biological, psychological and social causes and consequences of perinatal PTSD.
See below for links to key publications on perinatal PTSD, as well as a database of publications in this area.
Expert consensus paper on key research issues for PTSD after birth
McKenzie-McHarg K, Ayers S, Ford EM, Horsch A, Jomeen J, Sawyer A, Slade P, Stramrood C & Thomson G. (2015). Post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth: an update of current issues and recommendations for future research. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology Special Edition, 33(3), 219-237.
Perinatal PTSD research on PubMed