Support By Email
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We have several women (and men) who are prepared to listen and offer support.
They are not trained counsellors but they do have a willingness to show you
that you are not alone. They have also suffered personal experiences which
enable them to sympathise and understand your situation. All our supporters
offer their time voluntarily and not in any professional capacity.
Contact other Mums
You can also contact other mums who might have suffered
in the same way as you (perhaps with a physical injury from birth or with
a problem with baby’s health).
Our volunteer supporters include:
- Anna is trained Counsellor who has
experienced Postnatal Depression. She is willing to offer
free face to face counselling in Oxfordhsire and
Buckinghamshire although she has offered signpost elsewhere. Please contact Anna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julia is happy to have email contact
to support mums who have had traumatic experiences with
premature babies. Julia can be contacted on:
- Martha suffered trauma after birth
- PTSD - and she is happy to offer support for women
who wish to share their experiences. Email Martha
- Nick’s fiancée developed
pre-eclampsia which progressed to HELLP Syndrome when
being induced. Eighteen months later they are still coming
to terms with both post natal depression and birth related
PTSD. Nick is open to any form of contact at email@example.com
Contact other mums
Many women email us asking to be put in contact with women
who live close to them or with women who might have suffered
in the same way as them (perhaps with a physical injury
from birth or with a problem with their baby’s health).
In addition, researchers might want to contact women directly
for help in connection with the study they are carrying
If you would like to appeal for help directly to other
women, let us know and we will put your request on this
- Lisa: I had a long traumatic birth
starting with induction and ending in emergency c-section.
I'd really appreciate talking to other mums who found
induction or emergency c-section traumatic, those who
were forced to spend part of labour on their own because
it was outside of visiting hours and those who had a
negative experience being flooded with visitors immediately
after a traumatic / exhausting birth. Please contact
me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Have you experienced Symphysiotomy? This
is a surgical procedure to effect an immediate dramatic
increase in the size of the pelvic outlet to permit delivery
of a baby. The cartilage of the symphysis pubis (where
the pubic bones come together) is surgically divided
in the procedure which can be a life-saver for the baby.
If you would like to others who have experienced symphysiotomy,
please contact Helen at enquiries.
- I'm 25 and have a six year old boy with cerebral palsy,
he was born after a very traumatic birth (my 2nd traumatic
birth), we live in Dartford, Kent and haven't got any
other children as yet and I would like to make contact
with other mums in the same position. Please contact Kelly via enquiries.
- I am 37 and following a difficult delivery am left
with bad vaginal and
uterine prolapses. I have already had surgery, within 18 months of the
birth, and expect to have more operations in the future. I would love to
chat to others who have developed a prolapse at a young age. Contact enquiries to
get in touch with Susannah.
- If you would like to make contact with someone else
who has experienced faecal incontinence following childbirth
please email enquiries.
- Trudi would like to meet other mothers
who have suffered PTSD in the Southern area. Contact
her at enquiries.
- Do we have any mums in Northern Ireland?
We have 2 mums looking to find others so please get in
touch with enquiries.
- Lisa is suffering from Tokophobia
(fear of childbirth) and would like to make contact with
other women who have this problem. Contact Lisa at enquiries.
- Rebecca is suffering from Tokophobia
(fear of childbirth) and would like to make contact with
other women who have this problem. Contact Rebecca at enquiries.
- A couple of mums who have had hysterectomies as
the result of a very traumatic birth experience have
asked to be put in touch with others in the same situation.
Please get in touch with enquiries.
- We have 2 mums who would like to get in touch with
other mums who have had a baby that suffered brain
injury during birth. Please get in touch with enquiries.
- Rebecca would like to contact other
women with tokophobia and speak to women who have had
tokophobia but been through a normal delivery. Contact Reb@birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
- Charlotte's first labour involved
a long and distressing induction
which eventually resulted in a traumatic emergency caesarean. She
hired an independent midwife for her second birth and despite doing
everything possible to achieve a home vbac she ended up with another
emergency caesarean and developed PTSD. Charlotte is happy to be
contacted by anyone who has experienced a traumatic birth, especially
women who have gone on to have subsequent traumatic deliveries despite best-made
plans. She can be contacted at: email@example.com
- Amy suffered PTSD after her first
daughter was born by emergency
c-section. Her epidural was not fully effective during surgery and she also
haemorrhaged requiring a transfusion. During labour with her second daughter,
Amy had a uterine rupture resulting in another c-section and blood transfusion.
Amy would like to get in touch with other women who have experienced uterine
rupture, particularly during a VBAC attempt. Please get in touch with enquiries.
- Have you experienced a 4th degree
tear? Hamsa would like to speak to other
women who have experienced the same thing. You can email
Hamsa at: firstname.lastname@example.org