Debriefing previous Pregnancy and Birth Experiences
Not all pregnancies and deliveries go to plan and there can be significant emotional, psychological, and physical issues arising from past pregnancy or delivery experience. There is much support out there for couples and families to support you through a difficult birth related experience.
It is very important that women and their partners are provided with an opportunity to debrief and address any issues that arise during their past pregnancy and delivery especially if you are planning another child. A pre pregnancy visit can provide a valuable opportunity to unpack the issues and provide emotional , and physical support before embarking on another pregnancy.
If you need support following a difficult pregnancy or delivery experience, then please talk with your Obstetrician, GP, and consider the free resources available through the Australasian Birth Trauma Association.