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Moms Are Getting PTSD From Giving Birth And It’s Super Scary

Most people think of PTSD as a condition for veterans of war, but these mothers are shattering the stereotype. They want people to know that you can get post traumatic stress disorder from a number of things, including childbirth. Their road isn’t easy, but it’s definitely inspiring.

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Mothers are finally opening up about the post traumatic stress they experienced after giving birth.

I suffer from PTSD from the traumatic birth of my son.

It can happen from natural births…

I have ptsd from giving birth naturally
I have PTSD from my first daughter being born way too early. Her traumatic birth and  the long stay in the NICU was my battlefield.

From C-sections….

I flat lined, and bled out last summer after my c section. It haunts me everyday, I have PTSD and depression from it now.

Or even post-birth.

I had a postpartum hemorrhage 4 weeks after birth, I almost died and now I have ptsd and postpartum depression. It's so hard to stop crying long enough to nurse my baby girl.

And they want you to know that just because they haven’t seen war doesn’t mean they aren’t suffering.

PTSD doesn't discriminate. My boyfriend has PTSD from being in the army, I ended up with it after a traumatic birth. He doesn't look down on me because I didn't see people blown up, neither should you
I have PTSD from the birth of my child and her being in the NICU for 4 months straight. Don't feel bad, it isn't just for veterans!

And it even impacts members of the armed forces.

Two tours of duty in Iraq? Perfect bill of health. 
Emergency c-section? PTSD diagnosis.
I suffer from PTSD
Because I suffered a traumatic birth.

The flashbacks and fear are horrific.
I think I have PTSD from giving birth, and it makes being intimate with my husband so hard. Will this ever get easier?

Other people are afraid to grow their family after their first birth experience.

I'm terrified of hospitals.
My birthing experience, four days of internal exams and a csection have left me with PTSD.
People think its funny.
I was diagnosed with PTSD because of a c-section I had almost 4 years ago. My fiancé accidentally got me pregnant and the stress caused me to have a miscarriage.

Because they can’t go through it again.

I was diagnosed with PTSD after my c-section.  I still have problems with flashbacks.  Unfortunately, it holds me back from having another child.

Some moms think it disrupts their ability to parent.

My homebirth went south and I had to be rushed to the hospital. Now I have PTSD and I feel guilty that I didn't get to deliver naturally.
My therapist says that I have PTSD from a bad birthing experience. I wish I could be a better mother to my newborn, but things are hard right now.

And it can make going back into anxiety inducing situations even harder.

Do any other moms feel so different going back out to bars and meeting people after birthing children? PTSD?

Some moms don’t want to talk about it.

My family and friends keep telling me to see a therapist to get over my birth related PTSD, but all I want is a gym membership. I don't wanna talk, I want to get in better shape for my next pregnancy.

And others just need some love.

I have PTSD from a traumatic childbirth experience and I could use a hug sometimes =/.

But with time and therapy comes healing.

A year ago today I almost died from childbirth related PTSD. Today I made my daughter a flower crown in the sunshine. It gets better. Give it time.

I have NICU ptsd.
She was born at 26 weeks..