Support during birth interacts with prior trauma and birth intervention to predict postnatal post-traumatic stress symptoms

  title={Support during birth interacts with prior trauma and birth intervention to predict postnatal post-traumatic stress symptoms},
  author={Elizabeth Ford and Susan Ayers},
  journal={Psychology \& Health},
  pages={1553 - 1570}
  • E. FordS. Ayers
  • Published 19 May 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychology & Health
Background: Many women experience childbirth as traumatic and 2% develop post-traumatic stress disorder. This study examined the role of health practitioner support and personal control during birth as predictors of post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms, adjusting for vulnerability factors of prior trauma, depression, control beliefs and birth intervention. It also investigated interactions between support, prior trauma and birth intervention and their association with PTS symptoms. Methods: A… 

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