PREVIOUS TRAUMA AND ABUSE PROVIDING CARE

PREVIOUS TRAUMA & ABUSE: PROVIDING CARE

5 Talks

Women enter pregnancy with many previous experiences. Some have had previous traumatic experiences which may include childhood sexual abuse or traumatic birth. This set of videos provides insight into some personal experiences as well as addressing evidence and practical advice for providing care.

Please be aware that there is information here that may be a trigger for distress for some.

Perinatal Mental Health_ Can Midwives Make a Difference_

Perinatal Mental Health: Can Midwives Make a Difference?

2016  |  33 mins  |  Previous Trauma & Abuse: Providing Care

Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, Independent Consultant Midwife & Psychotherapist talks about the history of mental health care. Highlights how things have improved in care with better questioning and access to services, guidance. But also highlights that some areas are not better, such as trauma and fear. She states that anxiety in pregnancy is a hidden issue, and many are fearful of losing control. Kathryn talks about the experiences of women who have had previous trauma and fears that women have and describes the consequences of a ‘bad birth’ experience. Kathryn provides some thoughts on how we can help improve care and services.

Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, Independent Consultant Midwife & Psychotherapist

Psychological and Physiological impacts of CSA during Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

Psychological and Physiological impacts of CSA during Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

2019  |  24 mins  |  Previous Trauma & Abuse: Providing Care

In a personal and moving presentation Michelle Wright, University of the West of Scotland, talks on how a history of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) may affect women around the perinatal period. She provides information statistics and research around CSA, showing how it is relevant to midwifery practice. Jo explains the need for asking women the question around past stories and why midwives are not approaching women. The presentation also includes responses to questions from the audience.

Michelle Wright, Midwife, University of the West of Scotland; Founder and Facilitator, SIPPAM

Fathers Fear

Fathers’ fear

2018  |  22 mins  |  Previous Trauma & Abuse: Providing Care

Pete Wallroth, Chief Executive, Mummy’s star charity, in a moving presentation, discusses the mental health needs of father’s, particularly addressing fear. He relates his personal story of his wife Mair discovering breast cancer during her second pregnancy and the positive care they received. He goes on to explain his own story of loss after birth and talks about his own mental well-being as well as those of other men who do not talk about their worry during pregnancy. Pete reveals experience of a subsequent pregnancy and questions why previous bereavement for trauma for men is not acknowledged. He suggests some ways of checking in with the father to help address their fears, things to avoid and ways to provide care.

Pete Wallroth, Founder and Chief Executive, Mummy’s Star

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Childbirth

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Childbirth

2017  |  19 mins  |  Previous Trauma & Abuse: Providing Care

Jenny Patterson provides an overview of PTSD and the factors that may lead to its development. She explains the study she is carrying out relating to both the lived experience of the women and the midwives. She shares comments from the midwives about the challenges they are facing in labour areas particularly around effective communication in relationships. She presents too how women experience lack of choice, control and connection with the midwives. Jenny finally presents her data in a video of interpretive dance.

Dr Jenny Patterson, Midwife and Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University

Evidence based treatment and peer support for perinatal women following traumatic birth

Evidence based treatment and peer support for perinatal women following traumatic birth

2017  |  35 mins  |  Previous Trauma & Abuse: Providing Care

Emma Mathews and Claire Kay from the Birth Trauma Association share the aims for the organisation and the challenge of postnatal Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They explain PTSD and the importance of evidence based practice. The best treatment for PTSD is introduced and stories shared. Claire shares her personal experience and how she set up peer support groups for other women. The talk includes questions and responses with the audience.

Emma Mathews, Birth Trauma Association
Claire Kay, Birth Trauma Association; Founder, Birth Story Listeners

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