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This month’s episode is in recognition of Birth Trauma Awareness Week (17-24 July). Join Senior Associate and former midwife, Linda Crawford, as she talks through the causes of birth trauma plus the legal remedies and other support for women and their partners.
Within our team of specialist health lawyers, Linda specialises in obstetric and birth trauma claims and her 2 decades of experience as a nurse/midwife is extremely valuable when assessing maternal birth trauma claims.
For birth trauma support services, please visit:
- Your GP – for referrals to a counsellor or social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist etc.
- Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) – https://www.birthtrauma.org.au/
- Centre for Perinatal Psychology – https://www.centreforperinatalpsychology.com.au/
- Birth For Humankind (Birth support for women in need) – https://birthforhumankind.org/
- Waminda (South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation) – https://waminda.org.au/
- Australian Women Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence Support Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/456802424856305/
- Association For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS) – https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/apops-forum
- Continence.org.au – free National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 or https://www.continence.org.au/incontinence/who-it-affects/women
For an interactive table of data on third and fourth degree tears for vaginal births in Australia, please visit the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s National Core Maternity Indicators
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