Over 20% of women report a traumatic birth experience. An obstetrical emergency is just one factor that contributes to this experience for women. The experience can have far reaching effects – on the maternal-infant relationship and breastfeeding, as well as subsequent births. It may cause not only psychological stress, but also physical pain. Symptoms range from irritability to flashbacks. Women describe their experiences as degrading and inhumane. We need to acknowledge birth trauma and its effect on women and their families.
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|Manual - Traumatic Birth Experiences (1.37 MB)||44 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Donna Weeks, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, APN, has over 30 years of maternal child nursing experience where she has held roles from staff nurse to manager, director, and educator and is currently practicing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at JFK Medical Center. Donna’s experience includes high-risk OB, L&D, postpartum and newborn nursery. One of her unique experiences includes initialing, facilitating, and evaluating a support group for hospitalized antepartum women. Donna has been instrumental in leading AWHONN’s Postpartum Hemorrhage Project as well as the Baby Friendly Initiative at her facility. She also serves as a Part-Time Professor at Capella University.
Dr. Weeks’ nursing education includes a BSN through the State University of New York, an MSN from The College of New Jersey, and a DNP through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Additionally, she is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring, is an AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor Trainer, and AWHONN Obstetrical Patient Safety Instructor Trainer.
Financial: Donna Weeks has an employment relationship with Capella University. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Donna Weeks is a member of the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing.
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