Birth Trauma (Second Edition): A guide for you, your friends and family to coping with post-traumatic stress disorder following birth by Kim Thomas
£9.99 / $14.95 * 184 pages * paperback ISBN: 978-1-9109230-2-3
Part of the royalties are donated to charity.
Available to buy at Amazon UK / Amazon US.
A second edition of a best-selling book that has been revised and expanded to include new interviews and to take into account important changes in the law.
‘An important book for anyone who has had a difficult birth.’ MUMSNET
‘An excellent book about the difficult, and often misunderstood, condition that is birth trauma. Highly recommend – clearly written, concise and practical. Useful for birth trauma sufferers, partners and friends as well as valuable for NCT practitioners.’ National Childbirth Trust
Birth ought to be a joyful experience – for some women, however, it is anything but. Women who have experienced a difficult or traumatic birth may develop the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): flashbacks, sleeplessness, nightmares and extreme anxiety. Also known as ‘birth trauma’, postnatal PTSD affects 30,000 women every year in the UK and can make daily life unbearable, damaging a woman’s relationship with her partner, family and baby.
This book explains everything you, your family and friends need to know about birth trauma: what causes it, how it affects your relationships, how to treat it, where to find support and how to make a complaint or take legal action. Using the stories of women who have suffered birth trauma and overcome it, this book shows that it is possible to go through birth trauma and come out the other side. This expanded second edition has been revised to include new interviews and to take into account important changes in the law.
A percentage of all royalties is donated the Birth Trauma Association. Kim Thomas is the CEO of the Birth Trauma Association as well as an experienced journalist who has written for national newspapers and magazines.
Packed with information, expert advice and personal stories. * Updated to include important information on law and negligence * Offers practical help and support to women who have suffered birth trauma. * Easy-to-read, explains all jargon, and uses the stories of real women to illustrate the facts about birth trauma. * Includes a wealth of advice from a wide range of experts, including psychologists, midwives, lawyers and therapists. * Sympathetic and non-judgemental, this is a very valuable book for everyone affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and birth trauma. * Part of the royalties are donated to charity.