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Birth Trauma Awareness Week gives women a voice

Obstetrics Postnatal 

The road to parenthood is different for every family. The Birth Trauma Association of Australia was established in recognition of this, and to offer support to women and families after birth-related trauma.

The Association hosts Birth Trauma Awareness Week every September to raise awareness of the impacts of birth trauma, and to support those affected by it. The Association wants women and their families to know they are not alone, and that there is support available.

In 2020, under the theme of ‘Journeys’, women were encouraged to raise their voice and share their own stories. By starting a conversation, they have an important role to play in supporting others, as well as drawing attention to the fact that more can be done to prevent, diagnose and treat birth trauma.

2020 marked the first fundraising event for the Association. It was a virtual walk and talk that let women and families know that they don’t have to walk alone. Participants nominated to complete a 5 km run, walk or stroll, or 5000 steps in their home.

It’s important that women and families understand that help is available. Resources on the Birth Trauma Association of Australia website include downloadable guides, birth trauma research and recommended reading.

Visit the Birth Trauma Association of Australia website here.

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