• Maternal Mental Health

    PTSD after labour

    I didn’t know quite how devastating the experience would be – Aimee Barrett’s Story I knew I was having a baby, I knew it would involve labour and I knew it would leave me quite sore. What I didn’t realise was how devastating the experience would be on me. Both emotionally and mentally, it is exhausting when you’re made to feel like a tick box exercise.   I had a good pregnancy on the whole. Of course I had the usual few weeks of morning sickness. 2nd trimester I had low blood pressure followed by a glowing third trimester. It was a long 42 week pregnancy, in which I agreed…