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Birth as Trauma

I have found "the hook" I was looking for, in regards to this article on postpartum depression or as it is now referred to perinatal mood disorder. I have to give a HUGE shout out to [personal profile] bsgsix  for priming the pump and then the midwife I interviewed yesterday for fueling same pump. 

Birth as trauma. Birth as traumatizing. 

Talk to me, wise flist, about childbirth as trauma. Yes? No? Maybe? 

I think we do need to talk waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more about birth and death than we tend to as a culture. This entry was originally posted at https://bleodswean.dreamwidth.org/332160.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

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elenbarathi
Mar. 2nd, 2019 05:20 am (UTC)
For me, it wasn't the giving birth that was traumatizing. That part was more a relief than anything else: I knew that no matter how bad labor got, there was no possible way it could last nine months. I was SO done being pregnant; it had been just miserable beyond belief - the only good thing about it was getting the prize at the end.
jaelle_n_gilla
Mar. 2nd, 2019 07:52 am (UTC)
Are you looking for "BIRTH as a trauma" or "GIVING birth as a trauma"? Because being pressed through an opening that is far too small for you, and having your brains compressed, and from then on going from "all inclusive" to fully self-employed must be traumatizing to the extreme :-)

I've never given birth, so I can't help you with the other end of the event. Good luck though.
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