So we’re coming up to the five month mark since our little girl joined our family earthside and, since she and I are healthy and thriving you might be excused for thinking that I would have no lingering concerns over her arrival. Birth trauma is a bitch, though, if you’ll pardon my language and even the most outwardly straightforward births can leave a new mother with anything from a lingering sadness through to flashbacks, post-natal depression or even psychosis, because what so many people fail to recognise is that birth is not a purely physiological process.
Disclaimer – I have no medical training whatsoever. I am, what’s known in certain circles as, a ‘birth geek’: basically a lay person who has done so much research into the subject of birth that in some areas she may actually be better informed than select medical professionals. I would always recommend that you do your own research and make your own decisions based on this.