Traumatische Geburtsverläufe: Erkennen und Vermeiden

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A history of sexual as well as physical or emotional abuse may represent a high-risk factor for difficult pregnancies and birth processes, potentially yielding the development of postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder as well as impaired mother-child attachment. However, birth itself may also be experienced as primarily traumatic, i. e., without having had prior trauma experiences. Difficult and traumatic births may affect midwives and obstetricians, too. This article provides an overview of the prevalence and risk factors of traumatic childbirth as well as the course, consequences, and intervention possibilities.

Translated title of the contribution
Traumatic Birth
Recognition and Prevention


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

External IDs

Scopus 85049840032



  • Cross-Sectional Studies, Delivery, Obstetric/adverse effects, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Midwifery, Mother-Child Relations, Object Attachment, Obstetric Labor Complications/diagnosis, Occupational Diseases/diagnosis, Pregnancy, Puerperal Disorders/diagnosis, Remission, Spontaneous, Risk Factors, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/diagnosis