A radio documentary exploring trauma in midwives. A Midwifes Trauma is comprehensive discussion about how midwives can become traumatised, the implications of having traumatised midwives working in the healthcare system and what can be done.
When we think about birth related trauma, we are often drawn to the high number of mothers developing PTSD after a traumatic labour. Should we also be thinking about the midwives?
A combination of studies have shown that 17-33% of midwives can develop PTSD as a direct result of work related trauma and the UK short of nearly 3000 full time midwives, is the emotional burden of the career becoming too much to carry?