- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which is specifically designed to to treat PTSD (see MIND's resources on 'CBT' for more information).
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). In this treatment you are guided by a therapist to make rhythmic eye movements while recalling the traumatic event. The eye movements are designed to stimulate the information-processing system in the brain. The aim of the treatment is to help you process the traumatic events, and speed up re-adjustment and recovery.
Medication is not normally offered to treat PTSD but, as it is common to also experience anxiety and depression to alongside PTSD, your doctor might offer you medication to treat this. Your doctor might also offer you medication to support you to feel more stable and able to care for your baby, or if there's a long wait for talking treatments in your area. See MIND's resources on 'Treatments for PTSD' for more information.