Birth Trauma or Difficult Birth

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A difficult or frightening birth experience can impact how you feel after giving birth. You may feel numb and detached from your baby. You may be depressed. Or you may be experiencing a traumatic stress reaction, where you replay the events of your birth over and over in your mind. A difficult birth can even delay when your milk becomes more plentiful. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to heal after a difficult birth and move on with your life.

Resources that Can Help

Organizations

sad child sits alone to think

A difficult or frightening birth experience can impact how you feel after giving birth. You may feel numb and detached from your baby. You may be depressed. Or you may be experiencing a traumatic stress reaction, where you replay the events of your birth over and over in your mind. A difficult birth can even delay when your milk becomes more plentiful. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to heal after a difficult birth and move on with your life.

Resources that Can Help

Organizations