• Erika Turkstra Erika Turkstra
  • Jenny Gamble Jenny Gamble
  • Debra Creedy Debra Creedy
  • Jennifer Fenwick Jennifer Fenwick
  • L. Barclay L. Barclay
  • A. Buist A. Buist
  • E. Ryding E. Ryding
  • Paul Scuffham Paul Scuffham

We investigated the impact of pre-existing mental ill health on postpartum materl outcomes. Women reporting childbirth trauma received counselling (Promoting Resilience in Mothers' Emotions; n?=?137) or parenting support (n?=?125) at birth and 6 weeks. The EuroQol Five dimensiol (EQ-5D)-measured health-related quality of life at 6 weeks, 6 and 12 months. At 12 months, EQ-5D was better for women without mental health problems receiving PRIME (mean difference (MD) 0.06; 95 % confidence interval (CI) 0.02 to 0.10) or parenting support (MD 0.08; 95 % CI 0.01 to 0.14). Pre-existing mental health conditions influence quality of life in women with childbirth trauma.