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flowerpower10 Wed 20-Apr-16 21:26:30

Has anyone got experience with being pregnant and giving birth after surviving rape ?
I ask as I have PTSD Due to rape which has become overwhelming I am currently hoping for a c-section for my mental health but
I am starting to feel angry that I feel unable to cope having a natural birth because of examination pain possible intervention forceps stitching cutting etc
Can you tell me your experiences what you found good or bad it is very hard to talk about but I can't believe that I am the only one and I would appreciate the support

What was done for you in regards to birth

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 20-Apr-16 21:45:26

I don't have experience of this but didn't want to leave your post unanswered.

I believe you can have minimal examinations/no forceps and so on written in to your birth plan by your neo-natal midwife. It could be made explicitly clear that these wishes are related to your PTSD. Going on my experience of giving birth last year, I'd say they do follow the birth plan.

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