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We’re #startingtheconversation and joining Walk N Talk!

On Saturday September 12, I'm joining the team as we Walk N Talk in support of The Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA).

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

1 in 3 Australian women identify their birth as traumatic and research suggests that 10-20% of first-time mothers may suffer major irreversible physical birth trauma. It's likely that you know someone who has experienced birth trauma.

The ABTA is almost entirely funded by donations and I hope to raise vital funds and awareness for them. Please donate to my fundraising and every dollar will help ABTA expand their support service/reach more women in need Nationwide.

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. #starttheconversation

You can help make a difference. Please help by supporting my Walk n Talk.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$110

Clementine Ford

$105

Anonymous

The injuries I sustained during the birth of my first and subsequent children impact me every day and have hampered my life since. And I am too ashamed to talk about it. Thank you for raising this issue.

$105

Natasha Whitelaw

$105

Anonymous

Thanks for raising awareness. F*** the patriarchy.

$100

Renee

Thank you for raising awareness!

$55

Bec Gardiner

$53

Bek Cramp

Birth Trauma needs to be spoken about. Birth parents shouldn't have to find out the possibility and frequency of birth trauma after the trauma has occurred. The person giving birth matters as much as the baby being born, if not more.

$53

James Kelvy

$53

Lauren King

Go Team!

$53

Sommer Hampson

Thank you for raising awareness and getting out and walking, especially for those of us who can’t x

$53

Rebecca Allan

$53

Sarah James

Thank you for bringing attention to this issue, it need so much more support from the whole.of society. Women need acknowledgement, respect for and assistance with the impact childbirth can have on our physical and emotional wellbeing.

$53

Wendy Newcombe

$53

Claire Sheil

$53

Rochelle

Wonderful cause

$53

Peter Murphy

$53

Gill Coleman

Thank you x

$53

Kath

No one should be treated badly or feel less of a person for having a baby. Women should be treated with care and respect! It's a privilege to care for new mums

$53

Leanna S

$53

Anonymous

I had a natural birth; nothing natural about being ripped apart after hours of pushing, haemorrhaging, fainting and being left with a collapsed pelvic floor. No brochures, no support. None of this was mentioned in my pre natal classes. I was left traumatised.

$53

Ingrid Bean

$53

Clair Berry

$53

Anonymous

Thank you. Love and solidarity to all the birth parents who have experienced birth trauma.

$50

Kim Smith

$32

Jane Fabry

So proud of you love. Great cause! You go girl. Xx

$26

Caitlin O'dea

Thanks for your great work

$26

Kimberly Howie

Birth trauma both physical and mental has left me permanently scarred. Thank you for using your tremendous platform to promote such a critical but hidden crisis in medical care.

$26

Gemma Hamilton

$26

Nellie Heys

$26

Clair

$26

Kate Mckinnon

$26

Lisa Greene

$26

Anonymous

$26

Sara Dawson

Go team!

$26

Alexis Rooney

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Emily

Thank you!! So, so important. Too often we’re made to feel like we gotta suck it up and it comes with the mum territory. Fuck patriarchy.

$26

Zoe Gavan

$26

Olivia Wright

$26

Susie Monte

$26

Anonymous

$26

Emily Squires

$26

Ric Smith

$25

Lisa Kelly

Thank you so much for this. I am suing the Royal Melbourne Hospital for the permanent damage they did to me during my first birth in 2013. I reckon a class action would be much better. Slater and Gordon - speak to Allan McCrae

$25

Gael Smith

You go girl!!

$21

Jessica Pace

$21

Claire Young

Go team! Brilliant that this issue is getting greater visibility through your honesty and transparency.

$21

Sabrina Mileto

$21

Alex Foley

Thanks for using inclusive language(birth parent)in your Facebook post Clementine.

$21

Nicole Izatt

$16

Anonymous

Thankyou to Clementine for posting this opportunity Although I am yet to have children, I hope I will not have to suffer how she and countless others have had to, and I hope this small contribution can further care for post partum parents xxx

$16

Anonymous

Well done, Clem and team!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I’m new to this issue and so appreciate your shining a light on it with help of ABTA xo

$11

Anonymous

Here’s to the great work you do and the wonderful women in my life that have suffered.

$11

Sarah Kolotelo

$10

Felicity Barrow

Support & awareness for sufferers of birth trauma is LONG overdue.

$10

Cathy Cataldo

Good on you Sars!

$5

Blair Prichard

<3 <3 <3 <3

$5

Hannah B

Wish I could donate more - unemployed at the moment due to covid. Good luck with the goal!!