Birth trauma has many faces.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, how old you are or where you are from.
Birth trauma can affect anyone.
There are many reasons that birth trauma happens, they are all valid because birth trauma is how you feel about your birth.
The faces of birth trauma campaign is to raise awareness of the many aspects of birth trauma, the people it has affected and the story of their journey.
Birth trauma is as individual as the people it touches, these are their stories.
Birth can be a wondrous time for families. It is the bringing of a new life into the arms of its parents. A time to rejoice, build memories and look forward to the new road of parenthood. However, this isn’t
When people think about Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), they often think of a soldier, returning from battle traumatised and battered by the ravages of war and the terrible things seen and experienced. However, PTSD doesn’t only affect those affected in the
How can you find help and support if you have been affected by Birth Trauma/Perinatal PTSD? If you have had a traumatic birth and/or feel you are suffering with Perinatal PTSD it is important you are able to seek the
Healing after Birth Trauma will be as individual to each person as the experience itself. I always think of it as a road laid out before us that leads to a new destination. Each journey will be different and so
‘ “We are all a little fragile” Healing when your birth has been traumatic is as individual as the experience itself. Time is involved, and this will be different for everyone. However, healing is possible. How do I know? Because I
When a birth experience is traumatic the result can be fear of subsequent pregnancies and births. In fact sadly many women and/or their partners due to what they have experienced, will feel great anxiety about becoming pregnant again, indeed some will be
You stare through the glass, in amongst the wires that seem to be everywhere, is your tiny baby. The beep of the machines is constant, relentless, and every so often an alarm sounds making your heart beat faster as you
Sadly not every pregnancy ends with a family taking home their baby. Some families lose their babies in the first or second trimester. This is often called miscarriage and roughly one in four women will experience a miscarriage. Some families
I wanted to try to capture the root causes and effects of Birth Trauma in a way that was visual to help others understand and also raise awareness. So I developed the ‘Birth Trauma Tree‘ It highlights that there are
The birth of your baby can have a profound effect on you, your family and your parenting journey. If your birth does not go as you had planned or hoped, complications arose, or your baby was admitted to a neonatal
Making sure families can assess the support they need is vital. Often the first person families will seek help for birth trauma or PTSD from will be healthcare professionals. Sadly birth trauma isn’t always understood or the signs seen by
CHARTER The purpose of unfold your wings is to raise awareness of birth trauma and perinatal PTSD, to work to improve the care given women and their families during birth and after, to campaign for perinatal mental health services, to
In order for treatments and prevention of birth trauma and PTSD to develop research is important to provide evidence based material and to support good practice. *Contained below is research around the cause, impact and definition of birth trauma, PTSD
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