Emma Smith

My Activity Tracking

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My target 10 kms

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I'm #startingtheconversation and joining Walk N Talk!

Birth trauma is a very real problem affecting many women, for years after birth. After the birth of my son, I required help from five different health professionals: my GP, a specialist physio, a gynaecologist, a psychologist, and a colorectal surgeon. I still need support from most of these professionals. I am acutely aware that I was in a privileged position to be able to seek this support. 

During the week leading up to Saturday September 12, I'm joining hundreds as we Walk N Talk in support of The Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA). I will be committing to walking 10km during the week. 

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.

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Thank you to my Sponsors

$470.40

Anonymous

$26.25

Donna Muston

Well done Emma. A great cause.

$26.25

Emma Smith

$26.25

Krista

Good on you Em! Such a great cause!