References childbirth trauma ayers s and pickering ad 2001 do women get posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of childbirth a prospective study of incidence. Birth trauma injuries affect around 29 out of 1000 babies in the us many can be avoided if doctors identify the risk factors that cause them. The birth trauma association bta was established in 2004 to support women suffering from post natal post traumatic stress disorder ptsd or birth trauma we are not trained counsellors or therapists or medical professionals we are mothers who wish to support other women who have suffered difficult births. Birth trauma as it is sometimes called is a difficult problem to track in large part because there are so many ways for women to be traumatized during childbirth and because trauma is a subjective experience as kate kripke . A difficult birth is not always linked to a traumatic birth event you may have felt powerless or unclear about exactly what happened during the birth elmir et al 2010 bta 2009 or you may have felt intense disappointment that the birth didnt go as youd hoped bta 2009
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