Fear of childbirth and post traumatic stress disorder: Exploration of a prevention tool

Tinne Vercauteren

Karel de Grote University College

I qualified as a midwife in 2009 and worked clinically till 2013.Since then I have been a midwifery lecturer and researcher in Antwerp, Belgium.


Context and background: Women who are fearful of childbirth show a greater risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth. In Belgium, the prevalence and risk factors of fear of childbirth have never been... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tinne Vercauteren (Karel de Grote University College)
  2. Cathleen Gavel (Karel de Grote University College)
  3. Erik Franck (Karel de Grote University College)

Topic Area

Maternity care and women's health


OS-3D » OS-3Midwifery (14:40 - Monday, 30th March, seminar room 5)

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