PTSD is often associated with Soldiers of War. However, PTSD (or Birth Trauma as it is sometimes referred to) can occur within anyone who has suffered a traumatic experience, which can include a birth. This can lead to the mum with extremely bad memories of their birth, wishing to avoid any reminders of their birth, they can experience flashbacks or nightmares. If you may be experiencing PTSD, we would advise speaking to your Health Visitor or GP for further support.

You can also find more information on Birth Trauma from the Birth Trauma Association.