It has long been recognised that women may experience trauma as part of the birth process. Up to half of women worldwide report their birth as traumatic, therefore further investigation is a priority. Previous research has focused on women diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Postnatal Depression (PND) with a lack of focus giving women without a diagnosis a voice as to why they experienced trauma during childbirth. My doctoral research study was written to explore this issue further and provides an explorative and in-depth understanding of women who experience trauma as part of the birth process who do not have a diagnosis of PTSD or PND.
If you are interested in reading more about this subject the link to my paper is provided below.