Not being believed – Adena’s Story
Birth Trauma Blog
by Amanda Brooks
7M ago
Trigger Warning: This birth story discusses trauma. Topics discussed include PTSD, misdiagnosis, physical trauma & pain. If you are seeking support for your birth trauma, we have downloadable resources here or join one of our free Peer2Peer Support programs.    I imagined seeking help in the first few weeks post-delivery would have been easy. However, the constant message I received was that I had a new baby, and I couldn’t possibly know what I was talking about. I was told, ‘You should be in pain you’ve just had a baby’. If I had been taken seriously ..read more
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Amber-Lee’s Story
Birth Trauma Blog
by Amanda Brooks
7M ago
Trigger Warning: This birth story discusses trauma. Topics discussed include haemorrhage, PTSD, prolapse, physical birth trauma, postnatal anxiety & tearing. If you are seeking support for your birth trauma, we have downloadable resources here or join one of our free Peer2Peer Support programs. First Pregnancy Motherhood was never part of my immediate plans. I was weeks away from embarking on a 3-month placement in Ghana, Africa to work in a mental hospital as part of my psychology studies. Unexpectedly, I found out I was pregnant, and it felt like the worst thing ..read more
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A Father’s Birth Experience Trauma – Andrew’s Story
Birth Trauma Blog
by Amanda Brooks
8M ago
Content warning: discussion of forceps, postpartum haemorrhage, NICU, PTSD   In early 2020 my fiancé and I learned we were expecting our first child. We had only become engaged the day before we found out she was pregnant. our lives quickly changed, but we were excited and couldn’t wait to plan our wedding and prepare for our little one. COVID-19 hit Melbourne suddenly and was followed by many lockdowns. Very quickly, our plans to be married before the birth was cancelled, and as an expecting father, I found myself locked out of appointments, unable to provide support to my fiancé or ..read more
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What’s Happening?
Birth Trauma Blog
by Amanda Brooks
8M ago
Birth Trauma Awareness Week 16-23 July 2023 ..read more
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Postpartum PTSD – Kiera’s Story
Birth Trauma Blog
by Amanda Brooks
8M ago
Trigger Warning: This birth story discusses trauma. Topics discussed including; PTSD, difficulties with pain relief, and separation from baby; if you are seeking support for your birth trauma, we have downloadable resources here or join one of our free Peer2Peer Support programs.  On the 10th of January (10 days before our estimated due date), our little guy decided to surprise us with an early arrival. Our little darling Grayson was born at a perfect 7lb 5oz (tiny compared to what we were expecting) and 49cm long. To say my birth didn’t go to plan is an understatement – w ..read more
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Did you know it’s possible to have PTSD after a difficult birth?
Birth Trauma Blog
by Daniel Mastrorillo
8M ago
In 2015, despite a normal and complication-free pregnancy, I developed severe pre-eclampsia late in the third trimester. After this diagnosis, I was immediately induced, and the hours that followed turned out to be far from the uncomplicated birth I had imagined. After enduring 15 hours of a painful induction, I began to feel extremely sick. My blood pressure reached the levels of a hypertensive crisis, and I developed elevated liver enzymes and low platelets—symptoms of HELLP syndrome, a rare complication of pre-eclampsia. I was told that I would need an emergency C-section and from there, t ..read more
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Hannah’s Story – Birth Trauma and PTSD 
Birth Trauma Blog
by Amanda Brooks
8M ago
It took 18 months for me to receive a diagnosis of PTSD following my traumatic birth. I’m sharing my story to help others feel less alone and to encourage birthing people and their partners to seek help when their birth leaves them feeling traumatised.   I had so many hopes about my birth and ideas about how it would play out. And when things didn’t go to plan, I felt confused about everything that had happened. I just didn’t feel right. And I worried that the physical and emotional impacts of the birth trauma would have a huge impact on the rest of my life.  I had expressed to ..read more
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‘Scars of Beauty’ a Community Art Exhibition supporting ABTA
Birth Trauma Blog
by Lisa Griffith
1y ago
Scars of Beauty is a community art exhibition being held at Dudley House, Bendigo. It is a place that people can connect, have conversations and gain more awareness of birth trauma. We encourage the art shared to be light and uplifting, showing stories of post-traumatic growth in a positive light.  Art is a language and expressive way to get across stories. Trauma can prohibit the linguistic section of your brain. Often making it incredibly hard to express and process what has happened. Wordless trauma. But art allows people to have a voice to experiences and feelings not easily expres ..read more
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Thanks to ABTA, I was able to get the support I needed – Penny’s postnatal mental health journey
Birth Trauma Blog
by Lisa Griffith
1y ago
At the delivery of my 2nd daughter Paige Abbigale, after a very quick induction due to my GD at 38 + 3 weeks, we were faced with an umbilical cord prolapse, which turned into a medical emergency with both my life and the life of my daughter in the hands of my OBGYN. One minute I was going to be rushed for an emergency c-section, but no time, I had to push. All I remember is the room filling with people, I kept asking if my baby was okay, and no one gave me an answer. When she was delivered she was blue, and not breathing and she was rushed over to the incubator. I was told we would have to ..read more
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Corie’s story – birth trauma and NICU
Birth Trauma Blog
by Lisa Griffith
1y ago
Trigger Warning: This birth story discusses trauma, topics discussed include forceps delivery, emergency theatre and postpartum haemorrhage, and NICU stay. If you are seeking support for your birth trauma, we have downloadable resources here or join one of our free Peer2Peer Support programs.  As a first time mum, I didn’t quite know what to expect during birth. I had taken classes, and read plenty of books, but I couldn’t really imagine what it would be like. All I could picture was, regardless of the type of birth, the moment that I pulled my baby to my chest for the fir ..read more
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