Phyllis H. Klaus, MFT, CSW
- wife of Marshall Klaus (they co-authored books on newborns and they co-founded DONA) counsels women suffering from this. She teaches and practices psychotherapy at the MILTON H. ERICKSON INSTITUTE OF SANTA ROSA, California. Maybe you can contact her there if you need more info. She is definitely an expert. I attended my local LLL Area Conference (Southern CA/Nevada) last May and she gave a great series of talks on this topic:
- "Possible Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on the Postpartum Period"
- "The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Pg, Labor & Postpartum: Its Effects and Management"
- "Counseling Strategies and Help Around Breastfeeding for Women with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse"
If you still need this, perhaps I can make a copy of her hand-outs for you.Here is the Bibliography:
Arnold RP, Rogers D and Cook DAG. "Medical problems of adutls who were sexually abused in childhood," British Medical Journal
. 300:705-707, 17 March 1990.Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and its Aftereffects in Women
Chu JA and Dill DL. "Dissociative symptoms in relation to childhood physical and sexual abuse." American Journal of Psychiatry.
147(7):887-892, July 1990.
Courtois CA and Riley CC. "Pregnancy and childbirth as triggers for abuse memories: implications for care," Birth
. 19(4):222-223, December 1992.The Courage to Heal Workbook : A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Grant LJ. "Effect of childhood sexual abuse: issues for obstetric caregivers," Birth
. 19(4):220-221, December 1992.Trauma and RecoveryBeyond Sexual Abuse: Therapy with Women Who Were Childhood Victims
Kendall-Tackett, K. "Breastfeeding and the Sexual Abuse Survivor," Journal of Human Lactation.
(You could probably find Tackett's papers on this at the LLL website.)
Kitzinger JV. "Counteracting, not reenacting, the violation of women's bodies: the challenge to perinatal caregivers," Birth
. 19(4):219-220, December 1992.
Parratt J. "The experience of childbirth for survivors of incest," Midwifery.
Rhodes N and Hutchison S. "Labor experiences of childhood sexual abuse survivors," Birth
. 21(4):213-220, December 1992.
Rose A. "Effects of Childhood sexual abuse: the role of caregivers and childbirth educators," Birth.
19(4)224-225, December 1992.