Becoming a mother is an act of bravery

Beautiful, raw, terrifying and sometimes traumatic, giving birth and becoming a mother is an act that changes a woman forever.

  • Before Bravemumma

    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.

  • A brave new era is born

    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.

  • Changing childbirth for the better...

    Today I’m working hard to be brave enough to speak out about my experiences and become the author of my own story.

  • ...with one small win at a time

    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.

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    'I want to be brave too'

    Bravemumma is also a community, a mummahood of women lifting each other up and supporting each other to heal.



Stephanie Thompson - author, advocate and change-maker

Hi there, I’m Stephanie, author of The Day My Vagina Broke and chief Bravemumma. In 2015, I suffered a traumatic childbirth injury that changed my body and my life forever.

I’m now on a mission to share my story and start conversations about how we view childbirth. I want to do everything that I can to stop anything like this from happening to my daughter Elsie.

I live with my loving husband, our two little people and two fat cats on the South Coast of New South Wales. And when I manage to find a spare 32 minutes, I enjoy watching the ABC's The Let Down, while folding the Mt.Washmore of baby clothes with a cup of tea.

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