Birth trauma does not mean the same thing to every woman. Like many other life events, the impact of trauma is unique to every individual. Some women experience birth trauma as a result of their physical experience, others from the psychological effects of giving birth - each is equally important.
Being a FIFO (fly in/fly out) worker brings unique challenges to family life. The usual routines which keep things ticking smoothly along become fundamentally different when one parent needs to do the work of two at home. And although the majority of FIFO workers are men, more women are also taking on the role of working away for periods of time.
Many women who have experienced labour and childbirth reflect on the support they received from their partner or other support person. Sharing the pleasure and the pain at such a special time, can make it a completely amazing experience.
Pregnancy loss through miscarriage or stillbirth can be devastating. An overwhelming sense of sadness is common for women and their partners when pregnancy does not result in a healthy, live baby. There is no one ‘right’ way to feel when pregnancy ends unexpectedly. Every woman and her partner are unique.