Acute Distress and PTSD Following Childbirth: A Complex Longitudinal Case Study

Posttraumatic stress disorder affects a growing number of women, impacting the transition to motherhood in negative ways. This article questions current medical models and suggests that maternal trauma may be avoided by addressing dehumanizing birth practices.
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About Author: Emma Jo Knapp

Emma Jo Knapp is a naturopath, registered nurse and registered midwife. She currently works in the birth suite at the Tweed Hospital in New South Wales, Australia. She is passionate about midwifery models of care for childbearing women and eagerly awaits her opportunity to work in this exciting model in order to improve women’s satisfaction with their experiences of maternity services.

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