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Birth Trauma Awareness Week

About birth trauma awareness week #BTAW

Each year ABTA hosts birth trauma awareness week to raise awareness for the 110,000 families impacted by birth-related trauma across Australia to;

  • reduce stigma, fear and isolation related to experiences of birth-related trauma in the community
  • Improve knowledge of birth-related trauma among medical professionals to support pathways to care.
  • Increase access to care and support for people impacted by birth-related trauma.


We do this by amplifying the voices of our community on topics that cover the ripple effect that birth-related trauma has on the lives of people affected.

Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2023, July 16 - 22 #BTAW23

Birth Trauma Awareness week’s theme is Postnatal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Whilst conversations around perinatal mental health have significantly improved, women, birthing people, fathers and partners are still falling through the gaps in health care.

Our themes for the week;

  • What is postnatal PTSD
  • The symptoms and impacts
  • Fathers & partners can experience PTSD
  • Bonding with baby
  • Health professionals & PTSD
  • Taboo and treatment

Fundraising Event - Walk n Support

As part of Birth Trauma Awareness Week, we’re encouraging our supporters to participate in our annual fundraising campaign, the Walk n Support/Tea n Talk. 

This event is designed with you in our mind. We know first-hand how difficult it is to talk about birth-related trauma, but it takes just one person to start the conversation. So whether you invite one friend, a group of friends, work colleagues or a random passerby, show your support, help us stop the stigma, and let others know that they don’t need to suffer in silence and there is support. Host an event or purchase a tee here.

With your help, we can ensure no family feels alone and unheard after experiencing birth-related trauma.

Sign up for our newsletter and join us on social media to be kept up-to-date with activities and events planned for this year’s awareness week. We would love for you to get involved!

Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2022

Theme: Birth injuries

Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2021

Theme: Better Healing

Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2019

Theme: Start the Conversation

Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2018

Theme: Your Story Matters​

For support please join our private Facebook group or you can live chat with an ABTA Peer Mentor online.

Donate via PAYPAL Today

Visit our Paypal donation page to give a one-off donation. Donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for your as soon as it is processed.

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