Laurie Deans

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I'm ready to #starttheconversation and join the Walk N Talk!

This year has brought such wonderful changes for our family and one of them is my taking on a role within this amazing organisation that I am so proud to be apart of. 

As a mum, I have seen birth-trauma close to home through friends and family, and challenging births myself. Since joining the team, I have seen even more so what women and families endure and how much awareness and funds are needed for prevention, rehabilitation and support.

Please help me raise funds for such an important cause. If you can spare a little or a lot, or even a share on social media to keep spreading the word. Every show of support counts.

A little more about the event and the ABTA below.

Thank you and much love xx

During the week 19-25th July, I'm joining the Walk N Talk in support of the Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA).

The ABTA is a peer-led community dedicated to helping Australian and New Zealanders prevent and heal from birth-related trauma. The ABTA does this through advocacy, education, research and peer-led support.

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. Anyone can experience birth-related trauma including people giving birth, their partner, family and friends and even health professionals. It's likely that you know someone who has experienced birth-related trauma, even if they haven't spoken about it before.

The ABTA is almost entirely funded by donations and I hope to raise vital funds and awareness for them. Your donations will help fund vital programs that better prepare women for birth and help all those impacted by birth trauma towards a better recovery.

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.

You can help make a difference. Please help by supporting my Walk n Talk #starttheconversation #betterhealing #walkntalk

Thank you to my Sponsors


Susan And Bob Woodley

Wishing you all the best on your walk Laurie!


Shazza Baker

Good luck on your walk and raising funds for such an important cause, Laurie😘💕


Helen Missen

Well done Laurie. Great cause. Xx


Jennifer Pieterson



What a great way to help those who are still experiencing trauma and to raise awareness.


Sarah Mowbray


Selina Hynes

Cheering you on hun! A brilliant cause & one so close to so many of us! Hope you reach your goal x


Anne Guay


Kate Baker