Whether you give birth without pain relief, in a pool, by C-section or with the pain management offered to you at the hospital, no two births are the same. Drawing up a plan before the big day can be a really useful way to bring yourself around to the idea of going through labor. However, that doesn’t always mean that things will go exactly as you wanted on paper. And a new study has highlighted that some people who suffer severe injuries during labor say that their relationship with their child is impacted.
The MASIC Foundation, an organization that supports women who have suffered serious injuries during childbirth, spoke to 325 people who said that they had experienced severe perineal trauma when they gave birth. The findings, which were published on HuffPost, add to the growing evidence that traumatic births can leave mothers with serious post-traumatic stress and can affect their relationships down the line.
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