The Birth Trauma Association
    Patron: Emeritus Professor Brian Toft OBE
 If you are a UK parent who has suffered birth trauma, please join our closed support group by clicking the Facebook link on the right. For other information , please click our open page on the left.                                                                        
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Stillbirth report published - some alarming findings
Please read our press release on the MBRRACE findings to be released on the 19th NOvember 2015

Have your say on the Maternity Review
There is now a special consultation for women who have had an adverse outcome (traumatic birth, stillbirth, perineal trauma etc) Please take part if you can

Tell the Care Quality Commission about your experiences of maternity care
CQC would like to hear the experiences of mothers both good and bad

Have your say on the Maternity review
Invitation to families whose baby has died or who experienced complications in their maternity care 6th November in Manchester, 20th November in London (Fares paid and online option)

Important Group B strep conference 3rd November
Group B Strep is the leading cause of neonatal septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis in the UK.

Please help to develop a tool to measure Birth Trauma
Having a really accurate tool to measure birth trauma is vital if women are to get proper treatment - researchers need your help

Help increase understanding of how traumatic birth affects the relationship between mums and babies
This doctorate research is being undertaken by a research team that has done lots of incredibly helpful work in raising awareness of PTSD following childbirth. It is London based project at the City University London - travel expenses paid.

Survey to help mothers with distress before and/ or after having a baby
Chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher - click the link above for more information

National Maternity Survey shows women still being denied choice in where, how and when they give birth, says Birth Trauma Association
Three-quarters of pregnant women are not being fully informed about their birth choices, new survey finds

“No robust evidence” to justify NICE’s advice to low-risk first-time mothers, says BTA patron
Mental and physical health cost could be massive for both mothers and babies and the NHS, BTA warns

Afraid of childbirth? Tokophobic?
You are not alone - countless women are affected. Join a new Facebook group to get help.


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Welcome to The Birth Trauma Association

The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience. It is estimated that, in the UK alone, this may result in 10,000 women a year developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Also, as many as 200,000 more women may feel traumatised by childbirth and develop some of the symptoms of PTSD. The BTA wants women to know that they are not alone. On these pages, we offer emotional and practical support to women and also their families.

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