One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth.
In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women.
Key topics discussed include: * increasing intervention in pregnancy * the shift in emphasis from relationships to technology in childbirth * how family, friends and professional caregivers can reach out to traumatized mothers * how women can work through stress to understand themselves more deeply and grow in emotional maturity * how care and the medical system needs to be changed.
Birth Crisis draws on mothers' voices and real-life experiences to explore the suffering after childbirth which has, until now, been brushed under the carpet.
It is a fascinating and useful resource for student and practising midwives, all health professionals, and women and their families who want to learn how to overcome a traumatic birth.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, 1 black & white tables, 14 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Psychology
- ISBN: 9780415372664