How do obstetricians and midwives feel after a traumatic birth?

Giving birth is a joyous experience for most mums, but when it goes wrong, it can cause problems such as post-traumatic stress.

It’s not just mother’s affected either, new research shows traumatic births also have an impact on midwives and obstetricians.

So, how can hospitals and birth units better assist their staff?

Ellen Leabeater reports.


Katja Schrøder – Midwife & PhD student, University of Southern Denmark

Rachel Smith – Midwife & lecturer at UTS

Image: mujitra on Flickr.

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