Can Childbirth Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?


For years, clinicians have researched, treated and warned against the effects of post-partum depression – a condition in which the mother becomes extremely depressed. At the very least, postpartum depression can hinder the bonding between mother and child; in the severest of cases, the mother may have thoughts of harming herself or her baby. But there may be yet another condition that clinicians need to be aware of, and it’s not one commonly associated with childbirth: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Simply the Breast: Mothers Gather for Breastfeeding Challenge


A group of Prince Albert mothers and their children gathered at the South Hill Mall on Saturday morning to take a stand for breastfeeding.

Mothers breastfeed their children at the Gateway Mall on Saturday as part of the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2012. Lori Fletcher is at far left, while lactation consultant Janelle Amyotte sits third from left.

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