Like so many mums who had their babies during the pandemic, Sarah says she’s been left feeling angry and let down about the pregnancy, labour and birth she endured, in part, due to Covid restrictions.
After a difficult and traumatic birth, she was left with Sepsis and a few weeks later blood clots in her lungs. The experience has left Sarah with PSTD and she says it’s still something that affects her day-to-day life now. Sarah and host Phillippa also talk about feeling “stuck” in 2020 / 2021 and being unable to move forward with their lives.
Your host is Phillippa Guillou, a journalist and radio presenter whose own baby was born at the height of the pandemic. You can get in touch with Phillippa here or follow her on Twitter.
If you’ve struggled with any of the topics we’ve raised in today’s episode, please see the links below for help and support.
Birth Trauma Association - https://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/
Pandas Foundation - https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/what-is-pnd/birth-trauma/
MIND - https://bit.ly/35Lbaos
NHS Report into babies born in lockdown - https://bit.ly/3tQuit4