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Register to Walk N Talk and buy an ABTA T-shirt to wear on the day. Maybe get a team together, you can Walk N Talk with friends, family or colleagues, anyone you want to share this journey with.
Ask for support
Share your individual fundraising page with family, friends and colleagues. Make sure you tell them why this is important to you and ask for donations to support the ABTA.
Walk N Talk!
Saturday September 12, 2020, meet up with your squad for a 5km walk and start talking. Share your story and encourage others to share theirs.
Our Peer-2-Peer Meets birth trauma support program is ready to go.
The funds raised will help us deliver our Peer-2-Peer Meets nationwide. With your help we can ensure no woman is left feeling alone and unheard after experiencing birth-related trauma. For too long women and families have suffered in silence, but the power is in sharing our stories and using our voices so other people don’t need to walk this journey alone.
Have you experienced birth-related trauma? Have you felt you couldn’t talk about it or struggled to find the support that you need? We don’t want you to walk this journey alone.
Join us for our virtual Walk N Talk event to raise awareness and vital funds for birth trauma support.
- FD Beck just donated $500
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- Jackie Parker just donated $26.25
- Hendrika Kirchhofer just donated $25
- Julie Schulte just donated $31.50
- Alison just donated $25
- Alice Granleese just donated $15.75
- Amanda Watson just donated $20
- Beth just donated $21
- Bondarenko just donated $50
- Nicole Izatt just donated $21
- Chase Hughey just donated $105
- Anastacia Totoeva just donated $16.80
- Peter Smith just donated $52.50
- Tess McEllister just donated $26.25
- Barb Bachelor just donated $20
- Alun Toner just donated $500
- Nicola Grayson just donated $500
- Chafica Faysal just donated $52.50
When and where is ABTA’s Walk N Talk?
On September 12, to support birth trauma awareness week, Walk N Talk is a virtual event encouraging you to do a 5km walk in your local area or walk 5000 steps in a day and start the conversation about birth trauma with friends and family.
If you have taken a test for Covid-19 or been diagnosed with Covid-19, please ensure you follow the stay-home guidelines.
What do I have to do?
Walk 5kms or 5000 steps while wearing your Walk N Talk t-shirts, please take a photo to add to social media. Share your story and encourage others to share theirs and raise much needed funds to support birth trauma support services and awareness.
How much does it cost to register?
It’s completely free to register and participate in Walk N Talk. You can sign up by clicking the register button. You can purchase your Walk N Talk t-shirt when you register.
Your Story Matters
In Australia, 1 in 3 women identify their births as traumatic and, 1 in 4 first-time mothers suffer major physical damage such a perineal tears and pelvic floor muscle trauma. These experiences often leave a long-lasting impact on a woman’s physical and mental health, their ability to bond with their baby and their relationships with their partners, family, friends and the wider community.
The ABTA wants women and their families to know that they aren’t alone and that there is help and support available. We are deeply honoured to the women who are brave enough to share their stories with us each year, in the hope that they could help others.
We encourage each and every person impacted by a trauma from the birth experience to raise their voices because #yourstorymatters and we encourage you to #starttheconversation so that more can be done to better prevent, diagnose and treat birth-related trauma.