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Birth trauma findings spark calls for better support

17 July, 2023 | 
Pureprofile 

Originally published: Yahoo, 16 July 2023

One in three Australian mothers say giving birth is traumatic, prompting calls for a national inquiry and better education for parents and clinicians.

More than one in 10 went even further and described their experience as highly traumatic.

The findings come from a survey of 1002 mothers aged between 18 and 50 by Pureprofile, commissioned by the Australasian Birth Trauma Association.

The results don’t surprise the organisation’s co-founder Amy Dawes, who is among the 44 per cent of mothers who reported living with a physical injury from birth.

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