birth trauma

Ghostwritermummy and Bump: The First Scan

Today over on ivillage, my post is about the first scan, which I have coming up in a few days. We’re keeping everything crossed that all is ok but I think that the trauma of my son’s birth has clouded my vision a little this time around. I’m not sure we will be so lucky third time.

Read The First Scan on Ghostwritermummy and Bump.

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Ghostwritermummy and Bump: Saying Goodbye to the Past

My son’s birth has pretty much shaped me as a person but I no longer think that’s a bad thing. Today on Ghostwritermummy and Bump I’ve posted about the choices I’ve made for this pregnancy and the education his birth has proven to be. It’s an emotional post but I feel so happy now that’s its out there. Onwards and upwards!

As ever, I would love to know what you think about the post. If you’ve also been through a pregnancy after a traumatic birth then I’d also love to hear from you. You can leave me a comment here or over on Ghostwritermummy and Bump.


Saying Goodbye to the Past on Ghostwritermummy and Bump


Ignorant people

I can’t stand ignorant people. I started this blog after my son was born and it was immediately a place where I could write about my feelings towards his birth. Those of you who know Ghostwritermummy know my reasons for blogging, my story and my feelings about birth trauma. Those of you that don’t, please take a look at my birth trauma page.

That said, Idon’t expect everyone to understand or even agree with many of my opinions, worries and anxieties. I don’t expect everyone to want to read about my experiences and trust that those who aren’t interested simply choose not to read. I have *touch wood* never, EVER received a negative comment on this blog to date (you watch, perhaps I will be inundated now…) and so generally feel that either people get me and accept me or they just don’t comment on posts that are obviously emotive. Thank you.

Yesterday I read an article in the Daily Mail, about one of the ladies in the Birth Trauma Association’s Facebook page. This very brave lady told her story to a reporter in a bid to raise awareness of birth trauma and Post Natal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I love her for doing this. The article raises awareness in all the right ways. It’s just a shame that some people who left comments decided they were going to verbally trample all over the estimated 50, 000 women a year in the UK who suffer a traumatic birth.

Some of the comments that have been left on this article are truly ignorant. I’m only glad I didn’t read them eighteen months ago but so sorry that Lucy had to read them in response to her story. Ignorant people need education. Please take a look at this article on Maternity Matters today, This is why we need to educate people about birth Trauma. Or, feel free to simply move on, read another blog and go about your business. Nobody is forcing you to agree with me. I’m just asking that you respect my feelings.


My post on the Baby BornFree blog

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