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    Jan 17
    2008

    Birth trauma/post partum depression

    Archived User
    Gave it its own post :-D Hope that is not too forward.
    Also updated first link.

    *Shattered Assumptions* by Janoff-Bulman
    -trauma when you or your child was in danger during birth and thing went different than expected

    *The Hidden Feelings of Motherood* by Kendall-Tackett
    *Rebounding from Childbirth* by Madsen.
    -depression, anxiety, or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after traumatic childbirth

    An organization supporting women who have experienced birth-related trauma is hosted by the organization called "TABS" (Trauma and Birth Stress) out of New Zealand. Their site can be found at http://www.tabs.org.nz/

    In the US and Canada, an organization called "Postpartum Support International" (PSI) can be found at http://www.postpartum.net. On the PSI site, you can find a list of mental health therapists trained to support women in the perinatal period, as well as list of support groups by region.

    Healing Wounded Mothers

    Wounded Mothers: Healing
    Archived User
    Arghhh.... please correct title :-)
    Thanks.
    maria.
    Henci Goer
    Done! -- Henci

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