"I can’t go back to being who I was before, and this is true to some extent to any new mother but I know I need to find a way to accept what has happened in order to move forwards"
A selection of personal stories by both women and men affected by birth trauma are included below. All contributors were more than willing to publicly share their experiences in the hope that it would make another woman in a similar situation feel that they were not alone. It’s worth noting that many women may feel that the birth itself wasn’t traumatic but the subsequent injuries tell their own story and we felt it important to share that with you.
Please note: The stories are categorised to make it easier to browse; however, each of the stories has many different events and obstetric complications that led to birth trauma.