A birth injury to the mother may not necessarily be a physical injury. It could be that the healthcare provider involved in the birth of the child failed to make the mother feel safe or supported, directly causing the onset of PTSD.
If you are a mother who has experienced a traumatic childbirth, and you have questions about whether or not you might be eligible to bring a compensation claim against the care provider, please see our main birth injury page. Alternatively, get in touch with our expert medical negligence solicitors for further advice.
If you have experienced complications during or after your pregnancy, there are numerous resources available that you may find useful. We have compiled a list of some of the most helpful links below.
The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland is a registered charity offering independent, confidential, non-judgmental support and information on maternity choices and care to women and their families. The organisation provides assistance to women who have complaints following a difficult or traumatic birth.
If you have had a difficult experience before or after the birth of your child, you many find their page on birth trauma particularly useful: http://aimsireland.ie/birth-trauma/.
Nurture Health provides professional and affordable counselling services specifically for women who have experienced difficulties surrounding conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and related issues. Their services include one-to-one counselling, support groups, training programmes (including support on returning to work) and wellness empowerment days.
Birth Trauma Awareness Week
Usually held in July, Birth Trauma Awareness Week provides a space for women to share their stories and experiences. Read more about it on Her: https://www.her.ie/health/felt-alone-heres-women-sharing-traumatic-birth-stories-week-472098.
Birth Injuries Experienced by the Mother
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