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Disclosure statement. The authors report no conflicts of interest.
Funding source. S.D. was supported by awards from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R21HD100817), the Massachusetts General Hospital Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) (ISF award), the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Department, and the Harvard Mind Brain and Behavior (faculty award). The sponsors were not involved in the performance of the study.
Information related to this study was presented at the NIH pregnancy and Maternal Conditions that Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality Virtual Workshop 2020; International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health biennial meeting, October 2020 and the Marcé Society of North America biennial meeting, October 2021 (virtual).
Women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to traumatic childbirth show similarly elevated psychophysiological responses as individuals with PTSD related to other traumatic events.