A birth is often overwhelming: Violent pain, a huge effort and in the end, hopefully all is well – for the little Baby to worry about, this is on of the world. For some women, birth is a traumatic experience. You keep a bad feeling, even if the Baby is healthy. Including the relationship to the child may be suffering, just like family planning.
That you don’t see everything through rose-colored glasses, is normal, said Christian Albring, President of the professional Association of gynaecologists (BVF), and a gynecologist. “After the birth the body’s own production of Estrogens abruptly, Many women experience this as a temporary, sometimes very deep depression, which is reinforced by the pain, the blood loss and the lack of sleep.”
Such a Phase is not after a few days over or can build up mothers no contact with the child, and put but more to it than the so-called baby Blues. Reason may be the postpartum depression or a Trauma.
How does Trauma occur?
Classic characters are Overexcitation, and so-called Flashbacks – a sudden reminder of the birth that feels almost as if you would enjoy again, says Wolfgang Lütje, President of the German society for Psychosomatic gynaecology and obstetrics (DGPFG). “Even if you don’t want to tell the story of the birth, can speak for a Trauma.”
The possible causes are as varied as the Birth process itself. “Of course, there are interventions that are potentially associated more frequently with Trauma,” says laquisha, who is also the chief doctor of the clinic for gynecology and obstetrics at Hamburg’s Amalie-Sieveking hospital. One could not say, however, that medical interventions during birth are always traumatizing.
There is often a feeling of heteronomy that lies behind the Trauma. Lütje not see, therefore, especially the staff around the obstetrics in of duty: is Important so much what is done but rather that Doctors and midwives explain to the women what their plans are, what the good is and you a right to give.
The mothers-to-be include
Many women experience, for example, Kristeller handle than the use of force and, therefore, may be as traumatizing. The midwife or the doctor pushes during a contraction on the abdomen to assist the birth process. In conversation with him, a woman of her birth I told, says laquisha. Many of the interventions have you perceived as a grip and violent. Only this very Kristeller-handle.
The reason is that The have carried out a midwife student, who presented initially, the procedure explained and the expectant mother after her consent asked.
A prerequisite is, of course, that for so much care time is: “as soon As it is hectic, the often traumatic,” says Ulrike Geppert-Orthofer, President of the German midwife Association. Especially emergencies could traumatize. It is of course also on how they are handled and the support thereafter.
Exact Numbers of how often women are traumatized by birth are missing for Germany, says Albring. Often the Trauma of the affected woman herself is not at all clear – until she is pregnant again and the birth date gets closer. With such cases, Lütje has to do in his clinic often. He puts a lot of emphasis on good preparation of the birth. Because: “the greater the difference between the expectation and the reality is, the greater the likelihood of birth trauma,” he says.
So be it for women, for example, often bad, if you had wanted a home birth-which ends with an emergency C-section in the hospital. It is important, therefore, to be aware of the fact that a birth can always be different than planned – and yet they all maintain a positive attitude.
If the low persists integrity
Who after the birth noted that the depressed situation in past, you can’t talk about the birth and not proud of it can be, needs help. Shame women don’t need to that’s why, says Geppert-Orthofer. Because of a birth trauma can have an impact on breast-feeding, to bond with the child and to the Partner, as well as on family planning.
Accept help or actively do not claim that this is easy, emphasizes the expert. “Women often tend to just work.” And also, the environment does not make it always easy. “Many think: ‘who has everything, why isn’t she happy?'”
Geppert-Orthofer advises to make use of the home visits by the midwife and to tell of the birth and the own feelings. A good contact person of the woman doctor, according to gynecologist Albring. He knew where auxiliary or therapy-networks and services on site.