More and more researchers and clinicians are starting to pay attention to postpartum PTSD, or postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder. Some studies have found that one in every three women experiences some level of post-traumatic stress after having a baby, and that postpartum PTSD often arises as the result of a mother experiencing some type of trauma in childbirth. Symptoms include nightmares and flashbacks.

If you think you may have postpartum PTSD symptoms, here are some resources you may find helpful:

Postpartum PTSD & the Concept of Mental Defeat

Mom Recounts How Her Childbirth Trauma Led to Postpartum PTSD

Two Online Communities for Birth Trauma

Postpartum PTSD Risk Factors and Symptoms

Postpartum PTSD: Still Fighting To Heal From Her Traumatic Delivery

As with any other perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, please know you are not alone. Postpartum PTSD is temporary and treatable with professional help.