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Journal Vol. 19, No. 1 — Birth Trauma - What makes birth traumatic and how can we help?

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial
Guest Editors Michelle Barnes and Sarah Stenson introduce this issue and explain their reasons for editing this edition

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Jean Robinson asks,'Where do we go from here?'

Aftershocks
Debbie Chippington Derrick shares the emotional repercussions of the birth of her niece

PTSD after childbirth
Michelle Barnes

My Healing Home Birth After Caesarean
Michelle Barnes talks about her emotionally healing second birth

Traumatised Midwives
Mavis Kirkham discusses why mothers are not the only casualties of the system

Disappointed?
Sarah Stenson tells us why 'disappointment' trivialises the impact of traumatic birth

Battle for Birth
Ros Light reviews the recent Radio 4 broadcast

Support Organisations
Sources of information and support for birth trauma and PTSD

NHS Community Midwifery Model
Brenda van der Kooy describes the journey to implementation and the threat to independent midwifery

Unsupported?
The impact of a disempowering birth

Wounded Mothers
Benig Mauger discusses emotional healing after a traumatic childbirth experience

Healing PTSD
Caroline Spear guides us through the healing potential of homoeopathy

Facing Birth Again
Catherine Williams supports mothers having a baby after trauma

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:

Stop Press; Aftershocks; 'Battle for Birth' - reviewed by Ros Light; Recovering from a Traumatic Birth

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