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Birth Trauma Awareness Week

EDM number 253 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 05/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Health education and preventive medicine and Health services.

That this House appreciates the valuable work of the Birth Trauma Association in raising awareness of birth trauma and associated issues; notes that up to 20,000 women every year experience a traumatic birth experience, which can have a long-term impact on their physical and mental wellbeing; acknowledges the impact which traumatic births can have on the ability of women to bond with their babies and on their relationships with family and friends; further notes that partners can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a traumatic birth; understands that many women and their partners who have experienced birth trauma are left feeling isolated and unable to talk about what they have experienced; and applauds all those working hard, especially during Birth Trauma Awareness Week, which ran from 14 to 21 August 2017, to raise awareness of this issue more widely, to provide practical and emotional support and to encourage society to be more open to discussing birth trauma with a view to improving outcomes for all.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Patricia Gibson05/09/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Carol Monaghan05/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Brendan O'Hara05/09/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day06/09/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden06/09/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon06/09/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham06/09/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Chris Stephens06/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts07/09/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Hannah Bardell07/09/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law07/09/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss12/09/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins13/09/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady13/09/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz09/10/2017Leicester EastLabourSigned

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