Middle Range Theory of Traumatic Childbirth: The Ever-Widening Ripple Effect
A middle range theory of traumatic childbirth was developed using Morse’s method of theoretical coalescence. The scope of this qualitative theory was increased by formalizing the connections between 14 individual studies all conducted by the same ...
Traumatic Childbirth and Its Aftermath: Is There Anything Positive?
Up to 45% of new mothers have reported experiencing birth trauma. For some individuals who have experienced a traumatic event, there can be a positive legacy called posttraumatic growth. Using Tedeschi and Calhoun’s Posttraumatic Growth Model ...
Why we should be reaching out to mothers and birthing people when we talk about mental health | THIIIRD Magazine
In the UK, one in five people develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth, and many are afraid to speak up about it. We have all heard comments such as, "They’re just sensitive" or "It’s just their hormones" when responding to an emotional new or pregnant parent, but low or antagonistic moods during the perinatal stage should not be taken lightly. Pregnant people and new parents are at a much higher risk of experiencing mental disorders and now…
New survey reveals parents' biggest fears
Worries and fears are normal parts of parenthood. A new study shows what parents' biggest fears are.
Toolkits - Black Mamas Matter Alliance
The Black Mamas Matter toolkit is a resource for advocates who are concerned about the health and well-being of black women and girls. It takes a human rights based approach to maternal health, identifying the rights of pregnant and birthing parents and the corresponding role of government to ensure safe and respectful maternal health care […]