Feeling safe and secure during obstetric and gynaecological care

With such a huge number of people living with a history of rape or sexual assault, it is astonishing that many services remain somewhat insensitive to the additional needs of these patient’s obstetric or gynaecological care. ¬†Unfortunately, for many people undertaking routine sexual health checks, attending fertility clinics, having their antennal reviews or delivering theirContinue reading “Feeling safe and secure during obstetric and gynaecological care”

Dealing with a traumatic birth

Many women feel traumatised by their experience of giving birth, but then feel compelled to minimise their experience “it wasn’t that bad” or struggle to admit how the birth experience has impacted on them. ¬†Things might have ultimately turned out ok for mum and baby, but the birth has left them with a significant traumaContinue reading “Dealing with a traumatic birth”