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ADVOCATE TODAY - send a letter

Australian women are falling through the cracks when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of physical injuries from birth. Common impacts, such as pelvic organ prolapse and anal/urinary incontinence, are often debilitating conditions that hugely effect quality of life. Pelvic floor dysfunction can limit a woman’s ability to care for her children, exercise, work, socialise, and be intimate with her partner. In 2013, it was estimated that the annual cost of incontinence in Australia was $6.7 billion.

You can help raise awareness and deliver our vision. Download our letter today to submit to your local MP. Simply fill in the letter with your details… every letter counts towards creating a lasting change.

#starttheconversation #awareness.

Advocate with us

Join our community and help us raise awareness, educate and inform, and improve support to reduce the prevalence and impacts of birth-related trauma.

Advocacy can help create change for safer births and better healing. It can be performed in many ways, from contacting local MPs, reposting ABTA messages on social media, or sharing information with friends and family.

You can even wear your message if you check out our ABTA shop on RedBubble! If you do, we’d love to see it so make sure you snap a selfie in your gear and post it to our socials

NSW Birth Trauma Inquiry

BIG NEWS for NSW residents, including mothers, birthing people, fathers, non-birthing parents and support people witnessing birth trauma and health professionals. NSW Parliament is conducting an inquiry into birth trauma in NSW, and submissions are now open until 11 August. 

This is a huge opportunity to make our voices heard. You can see details of the full NSW Birth Trauma Inquiry Terms of Reference and if you feel ready, you can lodge a submission to the committee’s website or by emailing it to

Do you need advice or support? 

If you would like to make a submission but don’t know where to start, the ABTA can help. We have created a couple of templates that might help:

ABTA will also be making a submission, and you would like to be involved with our submission, such as including your story in the ABTA submission, or if you have any questions about the process and need support please email:

Our vision is 'Safer Births and Better Healing'.

We are a peer-led community dedicated to helping Australians and New Zealanders prevent and heal from birth-related trauma. 

Involving advocates enables the ABTA to broaden the reach of our awareness-raising and trauma prevention work and to offer a variety of ways in which people can access support.
You can help raise awareness and deliver our vision. There are a few ways you can help, please complete the form below and an ABTA team member will be in touch to discuss this opportunity further.

#starttheconversation #awareness

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