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BIRTH TRAUMA AWARENESS WEEK

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 07.09.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 09.10.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 06.09.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 06.09.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 13.09.2017
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 05.09.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 13.09.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 09.10.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 07.09.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 06.09.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 05.09.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 05.09.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 07.09.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.09.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 06.09.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 12.09.2017
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 09.10.2017