Welcome to the Australasian Birth Trauma Association

ABTA is a national charity committed to reducing the instance and impact of birth-related trauma whilst supporting affected women, families and health professionals.

We do this by providing information, support and advocacy in line with our core values.

You can get support through our Peer2Peer Chat Program or use the links below to guide you to the information you are seeking.

What is Birth Trauma

The delivery of a baby can be a positive experience for some women, but for others it can be very negative, resulting in physical and/or psychological injuries (trauma).

Getting Support

At ABTA we recognise that you have sought us out because something isn’t right. You may be experiencing symptoms of Birth Trauma, we want you to know you are not alone.


Information for parents-to-be, health professionals and FAQ's on births and maternity care during COVID-19.

Peer2Peer Support

Reaching out to another person who has been through what you have experienced has proven to be an excellent way to assist with understanding your own personal experience.

Partners & Fathers

Partners and loved ones play a vital supporting role in the lives of women affected by birth trauma and can also be impacted themselves.

Downloadable Guides

This series of downloadable guides provide information, guidance and support to those touched by birth trauma and the people that support them.