I am sure that debriefing helps even if it does not cure. I remember one particular woman at my previous place of work who rang me many times and needed to talk about her EM CS (possible not necessary) and I felt sad for her when I left there as we had not finished debriefing. I think it helped a bit but she was still a bit of a mess. For my self, I would loved to have had a sympathetic ear, it took me nearly 25 years to come to terms with the 2 CS that I had. Fortunately I have been able to channel into midwifery, trying hard not to let women get the raw deal that I had. Cheers Judy
--- Nicole Carver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > HI Mary, > I remember reading about that research and being surprised. I > have discussed > it with the psych nurse employed where I work, who spends time > nearly every > day with women who have experienced traumatic births (or > perceived them to > be even when we might not have called them such). She feels it > does help. > Even one visit can help women who want to understand what > happened to them > and why. Some require much more, and thankfully our maternity > support > workers are great with these women. However, it is a tragedy > that we need to > have these workers. They do also work with antenatal and > postnatal > depression. > I can't remember the specifics, but I don't recall being > particularly > impressed with the methodology of the study that you mention. > And if women > want to talk about their experience they should be able to, > whether it is > formal debriefing or whatever. I suppose you don't want to > treat all women > the same, ie what is appropriate debriefing for one woman, > would not > necessarily work for another. If you did try to treat them the > same it would > not be surprising if it did not work. > Nicole Carver. > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Mary > Murphy > Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 10:59 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] Post cs support > > > I believe there is some research out there that looked at > de-briefing > women after birth, particularly traumatic births. As I > remember it, the > research did not show that this debriefing had particularly > helpful > outcomes. Of course it is all in the Who, the When and the > How. Does > anyone remember it? Mary Murphy > > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > -- > > Andrea wrote: > > Any suggestions. Should all women have a follow up > appointment with the > midwife who was at her birth, is this appropriate as they may > have been part > of the problem, should all women have a follow up appointment > but the woman > be allowed to choose who she wants the appointment with, at > what stage would > this be appropriate, 2 weeks, 8 weeks 3 months? How does this > fit with the > M&CH nurses who are now involved in the woman's on going care? > How does her > doctor, be it her own GP, obst or the one who attended (or > not) her birth > be involved in this? > > > ____________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Never miss an Instant Message - Yahoo! Messenger for SMS http://au.mobile.yahoo.com/mweb/index.html -- This mailing list is sponsored by ACE Graphics. Visit <http://www.acegraphics.com.au> to subscribe or unsubscribe.