Just wondering how many of us experienced birth trauma or a birth that was totally not what we planned for and how many of us had PPD afterwards.
I know for me, with dd1, I was put on bedrest for the last 8 weeks and ended up being induced at 38 weeks and I was (and still am) so mad about it. I was scared, didn't want anything to happen to the baby and have it be "my fault" by refusing induction. Had pretty bad PPD.
dd2, had some PTSD, after giving birth at home unassisted (unplanned) in the bathroom, was hallucinating, having flashbacks etc. Severe PPD after that one.
ds3, had my planned homebirth but it was the most traumatic of all. Had to do a lot of emotional work on that one. Again, PPD followed.
Wondered if there was a connection for others and what you were/are doing to heal from the trauma.
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