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Birth Trauma Has Lasting Psychological Effects

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:09

Although almost addressing trauma to the nervous system when looking at birth trauma, there is growing evidence that the traumas of birth have lasting psychological effects.

"Although controversy can still be generated, especially among persons who are not acquainted with contemporary findings, we should not proceed arrogantly with the routine traumatization of our infants at birth! Fortunately, an increasing number of therapists are being privately trained to recognize and work to resolve prenatal/perinatal trauma, but there could never be enough of them to do the work that is piling up. It would take an army of therapists to keep up with endless production line of trauma at birth! Their work could be--and should be--eliminated with the prevention of unnecessary traumas of contemporary obstetrics. But there is no end in sight at this time."

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