Symptoms of
Birth Trauma

  • Anxiety
  • Fear of future birth
  • Flashbacks (as if you are reliving the trauma again and again)
  • Nightmares about the birth (often connected to your thoughts and emotions)
  • Hyper vigilance (checking on the baby/child repeatedly, fear of leaving the child in case something happens)
  • Inability to rest or sleep
  • Not able to relax
  • Difficulty in relationships with family, partner and friends
  • Blaming yourself when things go wrong
  • Avoidance of places/people that remind you of the birth
  • Increased state of awareness and feeling the ‘fight or flight’ state
  • Loss of empowerment and confidence
  • Feeling like you don’t have the right to feel the way you do
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