Birth trauma, Female empowerment, fertility, health, LGBTI Parenting, mental health, miscarriage, New baby, perinatal, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, Pregnancy Termination, Rainbow Families, Sexual assault

Feeling safe and secure during obstetric and gynaecological care

With such a huge number of people living with a history of rape or sexual assault, it is astonishing that many services remain somewhat insensitive to the additional needs of these patient's obstetric or gynaecological care. ¬†Unfortunately, for many people undertaking routine sexual health checks, attending fertility clinics, having their antennal reviews or delivering their… Continue reading Feeling safe and secure during obstetric and gynaecological care

Birth trauma, mental health, mental illness, New baby, Parenting, perinatal, pregnancy

Dealing with a traumatic birth

Many women feel traumatised by their experience of giving birth, but then feel compelled to minimise their experience "it wasn't that bad" or struggle to admit how the birth experience has impacted on them. ¬†Things might have ultimately turned out ok for mum and baby, but the birth has left them with a significant trauma… Continue reading Dealing with a traumatic birth