Childbirth Related PTSD Survey Results
Did you (male/female) experience trauma from a birth experience?
54/54 participants stated: Yes
Did you receive treatment/counseling for the trauma you experienced?
31 no 51% : 23 yes 43%
You were diagnosed as having: (Mandatory)
Not diagnosed: 43%
Postpartum Depression: 16%
Childbirth Related PTSD: 16%
Postpartum Anxiety: 13%
Other Option: 11%
Postpartum Psychosis: 1%
Did you change care provider/birthplace for subsequent births?
87% Yes : 13% No
Did you add a birth doula to your team for subsequent births?
Likert Scale Questions
1 (Not At All), 2 (Not Really), 3 (Undecided), 4 (Somewhat), 5 (Very Much)
Did you find your care providers (Nursing Staff, Doctor, Midwife) to be supportive of your wishes during the labor/birth which caused your trauma?
2.71 on likert scale (not really-undecided)
Did you find your partner physically/mentally/verbally supportive during the birth/labor which you experienced trauma?
3.98 on likert scale (undecided-somewhat)
Did you find your care provider (Nurse, Doctor, Midwife) to understand and comfort you in regards to having experienced birth trauma?
2.42 (Not Really – Undecided)
Did you find the treatment you received for you trauma to be helpful?
3.75 (Undecided – Somewhat)
Did you find it easy to find a new care provider who was understanding of your past birth trauma and willing to support your wishes for subsequent births?
3.73 (Undecided – Somewhat)
Did you experience triggers and/or anxiety during labor/birth with your subsequent birth experiences?
3.66 (Undecided – Somewhat)
Did you birth doula provide support (physically/verbally/mentally) that you did not receive during the labor/birth which caused you trauma?
4.68 (Somewhat-Very Much)
Did you feel more supported overall with subsequent births due to adding a birth doula to your team?
4.77 (Somewhat-Very Much)
Did you feel hiring a birth doula significantly impacted your subsequent births in a positive way?
4.68 (Somewhat – Very Much)
If you were to become pregnant again, would you hire a birth doula for that birth?
4.23 (Somewhat – Very Much)
Did you experienced trauma or Childbirth Related PTSD from subsequent births?
78% no : 22% yes
Average age group: 31-35