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Birth Trauma: Surgery During Childbirth Without Consent

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How many times must we ask for sensitive care?

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Part Three: EMDR & Listening to Women

This article originally appeared in Science and Sensibility.

In this series about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Part One looked at qualitative research evaluating EMDR as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (childbirth onset). In Part Two, EMDR clinicians weighed in on their feelings about the safety of EMDR during pregnancy.

Mend a broken heart When those EMDR posts were published, I received a lot of behind the scenes feedback from women who either loved or hated their experiences with EMDR; there didn’t seem to be a middle ground!

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Part One: Should PTSD be treated differently just because it is childbirth onset?

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Returning Veterans, PTS/PTSD and Post-Traumatic Growth

Returning Veterans, PTS/PTSD and Post-Traumatic Growth

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From my guest post on the ReGroup Therapy site:

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Guest Post: My Birth Story: Reliving, Rehashing, and Now Rewriting

My Birth Story: Reliving, Rehashing, and Now Rewriting

by Brandy Ash Myers, NCC

Today is a beautiful guest post by Brandy Ash Myers, a wonderful on-line friend of mine.  She experienced postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress (childbirth onset) during the birth of her first child.

Now, during her second pregnancy, she was moved to write her birth story, as a facet of her own healing, and to help others heal.

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Part Two: EMDR safety for healing birth trauma

This post originally appeared in Science and Sensibility

Part Two: Clinical Opinions Regarding the Safety of using EMDR to Process Traumatic Material During a Subsequent Pregnancy to Treat PTSD (onset childbirth)

There is a lack of specific empirical research to support the safety or lack of safety about incorporating EMDR into a trauma treatment plan for a pregnant woman.

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Part One: EMDR to treat Birth Trauma or PTSD (Onset Childbirth)

 This originally appeared in Science and Sensibility

Part One: Research review: Evaluating EMDR as a Treatment Modality for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (Onset Childbirth)

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Perinatal Mental Health Join Us at the ICAN Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Greater Essex County (NJ) meeting, hosted by Lakeisha Dennis, at 6:30 PM in New Jersey. The meeting will be held at Seton Hall University in New Jersey in the Arts & Sciences Building, near the School of Nursing.

I will be discussing perinatal mental health, risk factors, birth trauma, differential diagnosis and the ways birth professionals can support their clients/patients.

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Share Your Story – Ann Kirchner’s Birth Trauma and Postpartum Depression Story

 

Share Your Story – New series from BirthTouch!

Ann Kirchner, CD(DONA) has graciously agreed to share her personal story of her birth, birth trauma, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and her struggle to just get recognition and diagnosis and treatment for severe postpartum depression.