This is a very open and informative piece from Musings, Musings, Musings about her experience with postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (postpartum PTSD) and its links to her childhood stress and trauma.

And yes, for a new mother to experience postpartum PTSD, she is likely either to have had a traumatic birth experience (such as medical interventions,emergency c-sections, problems with the health of the baby and the like) or to have perceived or felt as if her birth experience was traumatic. I think this mom’s experience clearly qualifies.