I first became interested in childbirth-related psychological trauma in 1990. Twenty-three years ago, it was not something researchers were interested in studying. I found only one study, and it reported that there was norelation between women’s birth experiences and their emotional health.
Regular contributor Walker Karraa interviews Jennifer Carney, a mother of two, who suffered from eclampsia at the beginning of her third trimester. Jennifer shares her real life story, on the heels of a favorite character’s similar experience on the popular TV show “Downton Abbey.” Today, we learn
In the last few weeks, several of us here at Science & Sensibility have spent time discussing various issues surrounding a womans experience before, during and after pregnancy, labor and birth. We have contemplated risk factors for postpartum depression and how to survey pregnant women fo