Postpartum PTSD Secondary to Traumatic Delivery

Neeta Shenai, MD
Medical Student Site Director, Psychiatry Consult and Liaison Service
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The purpose/goal(s) of this activity is to enable healthcare providers to have a better understanding of postpartum PTSD resulting from traumatic childbirth.


  • Recognize changes in DSM criteria for acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Identify risk factors associated with postpartum PTSD secondary to childbirth
  • Examine the impact of postpartum PTSD on maternal health
  • Describe treatment guidelines and pharmacologic considerations postpartum
1.0 Contact Hour