Objective. A case of PTSD following a particularly traumatic childbirth is reported.
Case. A 22-year-old woman after a childbirth that ended in death of the baby. A specific pathogenic chain is described - from the period ofpregnancy, through childbirth associated with the mother 's acute stress reaction with dissociation features, up to the onset of PTSD symptoms.
Commentary. In addition to the severe psychological trauma, the patient's personality traits, as well as environmental, above all - familial factors played a significant role in the PTSD pathogenesis.