Violence in the delivery room: How traumatic births can be prevented - and what helps those affected

"I felt left alone when I was threatened with a premature birth.

Violence in the delivery room: How traumatic births can be prevented - and what helps those affected

"I felt left alone when I was threatened with a premature birth."

"I was given a medication that I didn't want."

"I was talked into getting an epidural."

Studies estimate that ten to twelve percent of women experience the birth of their child as traumatic. With almost 750,000 births per year, this affects around 75,000 women. It often takes years before they can process their experiences of physical or verbal violence. The consequences are sometimes serious.

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