Beautiful, raw, terrifying and sometimes traumatic, giving birth and becoming a mother is an act that changes a woman forever.
As a teacher, triathlete and small business owner, I was always up for a challenge. But becoming a mumma was the hardest challenge I ever faced.
There’s nothing I’m more grateful for in this world than my healthy children. For years I coped with the invisible side effects and pain that came as a result of my traumatic birth injury - in silence.
Today I’m working hard to be brave enough to speak out about my experiences and become the author of my own story.
Bravemumma is a platform to question the way we view and talk about childbirth. It aims to empower women with the information they need to make informed decisions before childbirth and beyond.
Bravemumma is also a community, a mummahood of women lifting each other up and supporting each other to heal.
The Day My Vagina Broke is a private exploration into bravery and healing when the impacts of trauma are lifelong and permanent.
It makes the case for moving away from a one-size-fits-many approach to how we inform mothers during the antenatal period and shift towards a model of individualised assessment and care.
I wrote it for myself, for my daughter and for all women, everywhere.