1 in 3 women describe their birth as traumatic - for some, that trauma doesn’t go away. Trauma morphs itself into many different guises - depression, PTSD, relationship breakdown, loss of worth, self-harm, suicide etc.
Most of us, are left to process that trauma alone – in silence – without understanding.
August 14 to 18 is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. Given that 33% of the population describe their birth as traumatic, it’s important that we break down the stigma of birth trauma and raise awareness. The more awareness we raise, the more we can help reduce birth trauma and support those that experience it.
Join us on Friday 18 August to raise awareness for Birth Trauma.
Who is welcome to the coffee morning?
~ All are welcome (Mother, Fathers, Parents, Grandparents, Health Professionals etc)
~ Those that have experienced Pregnancy, Birth or Postpartum Trauma
~ Those that wish to know more about Birth Trauma
~ Those that wish to support raising awareness for Birth Trauma
~ RSVP - https://goo.gl/2NjbXS
~ Date - Friday, 18 August 2017
~ Time – 10am to 12pm
~ Location – 30 Boak Ave, Mount Helen, VIC 3350
~ Children welcome
~ Lunch provided - Tea/coffee, cakes, tomato soup & roll for all guests!
~ We will be accepting donations at the door - $5 suggested donation (do not let this stop you from attending – no one will be turned away)!
~ All donations will support purchasing ‘How to Heal from a Bad Birth’ for the local Ballarat Libraries.
~ See http://birthtalk.org/ to buy your own.
~ Wear something blue! Blue is the colour associated with Birth Trauma Awareness
Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum Trauma Healing Circle:
For those that would like to take the next step in their own healing, you can join us for a Healing Circle on Sunday 10 September 2017.
Please visit Ballarat Birth Support for more information.