There is no 'cure' for PTSD!! You just learn to manage the triggers but even then the physiological responses sometimes get away from you. Some people wonder why you are so serious- so would you if you had this constant mind battle to control triggers. Barb- chronic PTSD sufferer, 8 years after an assault and prolonged torture by an unsupervised prisoner in an Intensive Care Unit.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jo Bourne Sent: Saturday, 4 February 2006 11:34 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] Post cs support Talking therapies may be the only "cure", that certainly sounds right to me. However I can't imagine having been raped, assaulted OR traumatised by my birth experience and then wanting to do that talking in the place or with the people where it happened. Perhaps in the last stages of healing, as a final letting go/closure thing, but certainly not in the very first days of the shock. I did not have a remotely traumatic birth experience but have had other traumas in my life and have had a lot of talking to do about them, I can't think of one occasion I wanted to go back to the person/place that was the source of the trauma. At 11:19 AM +1100 4/2/06, Janet Fraser wrote: >I remember it but I disagree with it entirely. It struck me as no more >logical and useful than the obstetric refusal to offer OFP because a >study showing a crude, almost silly form of it didn't have the desired >effect. (10mins a day on hands and knees rather than the lifestyle >operation that is true OFP) Talking therapies are pretty much the only >"cure" for PTSD and that's been well demonstrated over and over. The >one study showing otherwise holds no weight. J > >----- Original Message ----- >From: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Mary Murphy >To: ><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com >Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 10:58 AM >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? > -- Jo Bourne Virtual Artists Pty Ltd -- This mailing list is sponsored by ACE Graphics. Visit <http://www.acegraphics.com.au> to subscribe or unsubscribe. -- This mailing list is sponsored by ACE Graphics. Visit <http://www.acegraphics.com.au> to subscribe or unsubscribe.