Thank you for visiting our Birth Trauma Awareness Week pages.
Each year, up to 20,000 women go through a traumatic birth experience and suffer the often long-lasting impact this has on their physical and mental health, their ability to bond with their baby and their relationships with their family and friends. Partners can also suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as aresult of witnessing a traumatic birth. Many women and their partners who have been through birth trauma are left feeling isolated, unable to share their experiences and talk openly about what has happened to them. As the only UK charity focussed on birth trauma, we at the BTA believe passionately that this needs to change.
Our Birth Trauma Awareness Week aims to highlight the issue of traumatic birth and in particular postnatal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Please lend us your support to raise awareness and to raise funds. We will be updating this page regularly in the coming weeks as Birth Trauma Awareness Week approaches with ideas and resources so please join us and spread the word about our week.
Help us to raise funds
The Birth Trauma Association is almost entirely dependent on its supporters for the funds to run its programmes and campaigning. If you are interested in running a fundraising event in support of Birth Trauma Awareness Week, please download our Fundraising Pack here! It is filled with ideas and practical tips on running your own fundraising event. We've also put together an Awareness Day poster - click to download. It is fully editable so you can personalise it for your event, and designed for you to be able to print easily at home. We will add more resources as Awareness Day approaches, so please keep checking in. If you do decide to run a fundraiser, please let us know - we would love to celebrate your success with you.
Thank you for your support.