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Birth Trauma Association (BTA) was established in 2004 to support women suffering from Post Natal PTSD and to offer advice and support to other women who are finding it hard to cope with their childbirth experience.
The BTA (2005) acknowledges that too little is known about the psychology of childbirth and this means that the mental health consequences are all often ignored. The BTA (2005) state that the difference between the common perception of childbirth and some women’s experience of it means that women who suffer PN PTSD symptoms frequently find themselves isolated and detached from other mothers. Because awareness is generally poor, many women are wrongly diagnosed with Post Natal Depression and are prescribed medication that may be innappropriate.