That mothers are unable to talk or even think about their birth without a physiological response eg palpitations, nightmares, feeling edgy, and experiencing panic attacks.
Birth trauma can also affect the mental wellbeing of the baby longterm.
Whilst the number suffering third and 4th degree tears tripled to 1 in 16 mothers between 2010 & 2012.
And now with ultrasound it's seen up to 30% of mothers experience even more severe trauma. Damage to the deeper pelvic floor muscles/ levator ani- which risks mothers developing dropped organs (prolapse), incontinence and sexual problems.
Why is this happening? Reasons include: