Traumatic Stress after Childbirth: The Role of Obstetric Variables

@article{Soderquist2002TraumaticSA,
  title={Traumatic Stress after Childbirth: The Role of Obstetric Variables},
  author={Jean N. Soderquist and Klaas Wijma and Barbro Wijma},
  journal={Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={31 - 39}
}
In a sample of 1550 recently delivered women, traumatic stress after childbirth was studied in relation to obstetric variables A post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom profile and traumatic stress symptoms were assessed by means of the Traumatic Event Scale (TES) Obstetric data comprised delivery mode, duration of the second stage of labor (the time from cervical dilation of 10 cm to partus) and the use of analgesia/anesthesia Traumatic stress symptoms and having a PTSD symptom profile… 

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