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In this blog, women and their families share their experience of birth trauma. These stories are shared in their own voice and may be distressing to some readers.

Please take care to ensure you are ready to read these stories today and engage in the self-care and support you need to process what these stories bring up for you.

We tell these stories because many people find them helpful and it informs us all of the wide range of birth experiences families undergo.

“When there is one way, one story, learning is stunted. When we have more stories, we have more from which to learn. We see over and over again how choices, options, more stories, help us all.”

You can submit your story by emailing ABTA.


A dad's advice for coping with birth trauma

A dad’s advice for coping with birth trauma

ABTA Ambassador, Dane Muller, offers a dad’s advice for coping with birth trauma. He encourages birthing partners that have experienced the fear of losing their baby or partner to seek support.

Partner's experience of birth trauma

A partner’s experience of birth trauma

A partner’s experience of birth trauma can often be dismissed in the buzz of the postpartum period. As mum Brittanie explains, trauma is in the eye of the beholder, and childbirth can impact everyone involved very differently.

IVF and birth trauma

IVF and birth trauma – Kylie’s story

After falling pregnant easily with IVF, Kylie went on to have a traumatic birth. Here she talks about the profound guilt and judgment she felt when admitting her trauma.

Second Pregnancy and Birth During Covid-19

In this post, Madeleine shares her experience of pregnancy and birth after birth trauma, during the Covid-19 pandemic.If you are seeking support after experiencing birth-related