|"No one ever
explained to me what I had gone through in the delivery
room and I still don’t fully understand…"
Publications & Leaflets
Coping with a Difficult Birth Experience
and Where to get help
Because of the way our new leaflet is folded, it is slightly larger
than A4 size. If you wish to print out the text, rather than reading
it on screen, please use the appropriate link below for a printable
If you would like a paper copy of
this leaflet posted out to you, please send an
SAE (DL Size) to: Birth Trauma Association, PO
Box 671, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 9AT
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Leaflets, Letters and Journals
Our brochure on Post Natal PTSD provides a full explanation of the condition
and summarises the main research in this area. It contains comments from women
about their experiences.
Read Professor Felicity Reynolds brochure and have all your questions answered.
Read our brochure containing practical suggestions for dealing with a subsequent
pregnancy. It contains articles by Dr Helen Allott (obstetrician), Dr Susan Ayers
(psychologist) and Mary Hopper (midwife).
Articles Written for the BTA
Independent midwife, Laura
writes about the importance
of control in childbirth and the distress caused
by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dickson, Consultant Obstetrician at
Rochdale Infirmary shares his experience of dealing
with women who request caesarean sections, often
after having had a previously traumatic childbirth
Kitzinger has written an article detailing
the link between previous sexual abuse and traumatic
birth experiences. Entitled, "One reason why
a Woman may Dread Birth".
|Karen Hillyer from the Erb’s
Palsy Group writes about their valuable
|Veryan Cooper is studying to be a hypnotherapist/psychotherapist
and has a special interest in PTSD as she has suffered
PTSD herself. Veryan has written an article about 'coming
through' PTSD entitled I love daffodils – a
journey through PTSD. Read
the article here
|Some new mothers bond with their babies easily. Others
find the process much more difficult. Baby Bonding
advocate, Monic Joint, reveals it’s never too
late to start forming a life-long connection with your
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