Medical Care Cause PPD?

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Medical Care Cause PPD?
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 10:20am

I'd love to hear your thoughts about this... 

Do you think the care you received during labor/delivery had anything to do with your PPD?

The dehumanization that happens during the birth of a baby to both mother and child has been compared to some of the traumas that happen in psychiatry too even when the mother is not later subjected to traumatic psychiatric “care” as The Mommy Scribe was. The fact is a lot of medicine can be traumatic and coercive, both.

To avoid birthing trauma for both mothers and our newborns we need to understand this and make changes. I’ve often said we live in a culture of abuse. Even the process of being brought into the world is often unnecessarily traumatic when it should be simply joyous.

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