I am a mother of four. My eldest child is now 32 and the youngest is 25. I was so calm in every delivery and all four were delivered normally.
My first grandchild was delivered in a foreign country were language for us is a barrier. I was with my eldest daughter in the hospital were medical personnel speak Arabic which neither my daughter nor I can speak. She felt the labor pains early in the morning. By eight, she has been conducted to the hospital. She was expected to have a normal delivery but her doctor discovered that the baby’s umbilical cord was coiled around her neck. So my daughter was quickly subjected to caesarian operation.
During childbirth, the mother feels intense pain which can cause her to feel out of control and vulnerable. In the face of danger, adrenaline is released in the brain to assist in the response. When one is unable to fight, a feeling of helplessness sets in.
Extreme trauma can cause adrenaline surge, or high level of adrenaline , to be released into the blood, which appear to inhibit the normal processing of memories (although the post traumatic stress disorder after childbirth is not widely recognized as postpartum disorder and the need to undergo a post traumatic stress disorder treatment is not that common).
No sufficient scientific studies have examined how herbs can be used to treat post traumatic stress disorder after childbirth but they are generally a safe way to strengthen and tone the body’s system. Some herbs have been studied for symptoms such as depression and anxiety such as ginger, chamomile, lemon balm and passion flower herbs.
I have so much to be thankful to the Lord especially the safe delivery of my daughter.