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Downloadable Guides

Please note, these resources are designed to support you on your journey and do not replace diagnosis and treatment from a qualified health professional.

If you have an idea for a guide topic, please send it to us. We would love to hear from you. 

We will be continually adding guides to this section.  If you find a great resource or space that we haven’t included, please let us know so we can create a holistic space for people to find everything they need to help them through this difficult time.

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Birth Trauma Explained

In this resource we explain the various types of birth-related trauma and their symptoms.

A Guide to Getting Help

This guide provides suggestions on how to seek help if you have been impacted by birth-related trauma.

ABTA's Guide to Family Debriefing

This guide explains what might be involved in a birth debrief, and how to prepare for one.

Birth Trauma Care Guide

This guide explains the different types of health professionals that are often involved in birth-related trauma.

My First Pap Smear After Birth

This resource has been designed using suggestions from our members and advice from health professionals to help you navigate your first pap smear after birth-related trauma.

What is EMDR?

In this resource, we explain how Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can be used to address symptoms of trauma.

Mental Health Support Guide

This resource contains general information on common symptoms and treatments for mental health conditions related to birth-related trauma.

Birth Discussion Guide

This guide provides general suggestions on topics to discuss with your health professional or care provider.

A Guide for Family and Friends

This resource has been designed for family and friends who are supporting a loved one impacted by birth-related trauma.

for professionals

Birth Trauma Support Pamphlet

This support pamphlet provides information on the physical and psychological symptoms of birth-related trauma. If you would like printed copies of this brochure for use in your practice or business, please email us.

Ordering Resources

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Website Content Sharing Guide

This guide provides instructions on how to share ABTA's web content, logo or downloadable resources.

Translated Factsheets:

Anxiety & Depression In Pregnancy & Early Parenthood

Anxiety & Depression in Early Parenthood and Pregnancy Factsheet
(Urdu اردو)

Anxiety & Depression in Early Parenthood and Pregnancy Factsheet
(Vietnamese tiếng Việt)