Exploratory pedagogical research of a bespoke eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy training for midwives (Mental Health Science)

This paper evaluates a bespoke training for midwives in psychological therapy techniques (EMDR‐m) which were used to treat peripartum PTSD.

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Childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Definition, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment (American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology)

EMDR can be used to ensure that people with childbirth-related PTSD are treated to recovery so that it does not become chronic.

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The effect of cognitive behavioural therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing techniques on infertile women: A randomized controlled trial (Reproductive Biomedicine Online)

This randomized controlled trial looks at the effects of CBT and EMDR therapy on the psychological and emotional effects of infertility.

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A systematic review of interventions for prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth (medRxiv)

Study of trauma-focused interventions (psychological debriefing, crisis intervention, CBT, EMDR, writing, etc.) for PTSD following childbirth.

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Effect of early postpartum EMDR on reducing psychological complaints in women with a traumatic childbirth experience (Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology)

women with a traumatic birth experience may benefit from EMDR, even if they do not qualify for a diagnosis of PTSD

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A controlled study of brief online eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat symptoms of childbirth trauma experience (Saybrook University, 2023)

Study of the effectiveness of EMDR as a treatment for trauma symptomatology related to adverse childbirth experiences.

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Could EMDR be the key to treating reproductive health trauma? (Marie Claire)

A description of one women’s experience using EMDR to help perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) and reproductive health trauma.

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How safe is the treatment of pregnant women with fear of childbirth using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy? Obstetric outcomes of a multi-center randomized controlled trial (Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)

The purpose of the study was to determine the obstetric safety and effectiveness of EMDR therapy for pregnant women with fear of childbirth.

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The Effects of EMDR Therapy on Pregnant Clients With Substance Use Disorders: A Narrative, Scoping Literature Review (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

This literature review explores pregnant women with co-occurring substance misuse through the lens of AIP and EMDR therapy intervention.

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Traumatic childbirth experience and childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A contemporary overview (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

Support and treatment for women with a traumatic childbirth experience or childbirth-related PTSD, including EMDR.

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Investigating the impact of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in reducing birth trauma symptoms (Annals of Psychophysiology)

This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of EMDR as a brief psychological intervention in reducing Birth Trauma symptoms.

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Therapist perceptions of treating posttraumatic stress disorder in pregnancy: The VIP study (Journal of Traumatic Stress)

This cross-sectional study aimed to explore therapist beliefs and experiences regarding PTSD treatment during pregnancy.

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