Resources for New Moms Who've Suffered Past Sexual Abuse & Postpartum PTSD

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Women who have experienced sexual abuse are at a higher risk for experiencing postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder.

I was recently asked about resources for these women, and I came upon a blog called "Survivor Moms Speak Out", created by the authors of the book "Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering & Healing After Sexual Abuse." If you or someone you know falls into this category, this site and book may be of help and/or comfort to you.

Other resources for you to consider:
TABS – Trauma & Birth Stress, an organization based in New Zealand.
PTSD After Childbirth – A Guide for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

An article about remembering sexual abuse in childbirth

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. The Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation is a newly formed nonprofit with a mission to help heal and support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse worldwide. We are actively seeking adult survivors who would be willing to post a childhood photo and caption, their story, or their creative expressions to our website http://www.letgoletpeacecomein.org. By uniting survivors from across the globe we can help provide a stronger and more powerful voice to those survivors who have not yet found the courage to speak out. Together we can; together we should; together we NEED to stand up and be counted. Please visit our site for more details on how you can send us your submissions.
    Thank you for everything you do!
    Gretchen Paules
    Administrative Director
    Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation
    111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 212
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

  2. Wendy McDowell says:

    Thanks for posting these great resources Katherine!

  3. Virginia says:

    There are a couple of pamphlets available – one for those who are supporting women who are
    breastfeeding, and one for women who have been sexually abused and who are
    having children.
    Infant Feeding for Women Who Were Sexually Abused in Childhood
    Assisting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) through Breastfeeding

  4. Thank you for recognizing Survivor Moms. We are really excited about the recent announcement from The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) that SM is the winner of the 2009 Best Book Award for its relevance, clarity, depth, accuracy and significant contribution to midwifery and women’s health.