Research will be used to inform screening, prevention and intervention in maternity care The biggest risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in response to events of childbirth are depression in pregnancy and negative experiences during birth, according to a study by academics at City University London, University of Sussex and Linköping University. The meta-analysis.. read more →

  By: ILANA E. STRAUSS For some women, the psychological toll of childbirth leads to a form of PTSD—distinct from postpartum depression—that follows them into new motherhood. Whenever Sarah sees a Facebook post of a smiling friend holding a newborn baby, she breaks down. It’s not that she dislikes her friends. It’s also not that she.. read more →