Gabby Beard

Progress starts with a step, how big will your step be?

I'm fundraising for #saferbirthsbetterhealing with the ABTA

This July, I'm fundraising for the Australasian Birth Trauma Association again as part of the BIG STEP challenge.

As you may know, I commit hours of my time every week to support this wonderful organisation to raise awareness, provide education, advocate for change, and deliver support services to reduce the prevalence and impacts of birth related trauma.

The ABTA is pretty much entirely run on the passion and energy of volunteers so every dollar you donate goes in to ABTA’s work towards safer births and better healing for parents across the country.

You can find out more below ❤️

ABTA is Australia's peak charity dedicated to helping to prevent, diagnose, and treat birth-related trauma.  ABTA listens to the voices of birthing parents and responds to the unmet needs of families across Australia.

Birth-related trauma is any trauma or injury, whether physical or psychological, sustained at any time in connection with pregnancy, labour or birth, leading to short and/ or long-term negative impacts on an individual’s health and wellbeing.  Anyone can experience birth-related trauma, including mothers, people giving birth, fathers, non-birthing parents and other people witnessing a birth or providing care in relation to pregnancy and birth, including health professionals.

Up to 43% of mother's consider their birth experience to be traumatic.  The ripple effect of birth-related trauma is far-reaching, alongside mental health challenges, it may impact bonding with baby, self-esteem, intimate relationships, relationships with friends and family, ability to exercise, decisions to have more children, maintain a social life or the ability to return to work or care for their family.

You can help make a difference. Support my BIG STEP!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Wendy Phillips

Great work Gabsie


Hayes Family

Go for it Gab!! xxxx


Remana Ashton


Tess And Giaco

Great work Gabs!


Jan & John Goldsworthy

Thanks Gabby and your team for your work with the Australasia Birth Trauma Assoc. and best wishes for the Big Step Challenge.