What is birth trauma, how preparation can help, and how you can heal from it
"I felt like my body mainly had failed and that I probably wasn't meant to give birth."
One in three women giving birth in Australia experience their birth as traumatic. Many of these have felt frightened, unsafe or unheard. These kinds of feelings can play a role in the development of postnatal anxiety, depression or other stress-related disorders. If this story brings up any difficult feelings for you, PANDA’s Helpline can help you talk through them. 1300 726 306 Mon – Saturday 9am – 7.30pm.