yes yes yes.
For me it made an amazing difference.
I had bad PPD and PTSD after the birth of my LO. PPD started within hours of her birth and just got worse and worse. I saw one bad therapist who said walk around the block, get help from friends, take some pills and everything will work out. Meanwhile, I'm going crazy, everything made me angry, I had no bonding with baby, had lots of anger over my birth experience and just wanted to leave my child and husband for something, anything different.
At 3 months pp, DH said you're not right. He called found me a psyciatrist. She diagnosed me with severe PPD. Put me on the right meds and pointed me to the right therapist. After the meds stablized my PPD , I realized that the anger and feelings surrounding the birth were not an effect of PPD. 12 months after birth, I was still going back to the birth experience and I couldn't stop "feeling" the trauma. It was a repeating loop of thought that I couldn't stop having. If I wasn't thinking about something, I would think about what happened to me.
Therapist suggested EMDR which frankly sounded really goofy, but I thought really what can it hurt? I continued on meds and talk cognative behavioral therapy. Therapist brought it up again and I said let's do it.
It was the hardest day of therapy ever for me. I put on the headphones and held the pulsing thingies. Then you talk for a short period of time - like 4 or 5 sentences. Listen to the tones and then the therapist asks another question. repeat. I cried a lot and talked about/had issues I hadn't realized were there. At the end of the session, I felt like I had been beaten up, went home and crawled into bed.
A week later, I realized I had NOT thought about the birth since the session. It was just kind of not there any more. Holy Smokes!
I continued to do therapy/take meds for another few months, but really felt that the tipping point was the EMDR. I had only the one session of EMDR.
Now (2.5 yrs later) I remember the things that caused me to have birth trauma and I still think they sucked, but I don't feel the emotions and I'm not angry. I still think my reaction to what happened to me was legitimate and that I had a crappy midwife who created a lot of the issues, but I don't live in that moment anymore. I think about it like an old boyfriend that you had a bad breakup with. You think, well, he was a toad and he treated me bad but I've moved on to bigger and better. I'm no longer a victim of a bad medical experience but a survivor of it.
What's the worst that can happen? It's not medication that might mess you up. It's listening to beeps and holding buzzing things in you hands and talk about what's causing you problems. Maybe you can have an outcome like mine.
Best of luck.