“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly”

Birth trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the emotional impact of having a baby born early and/or needing care in a Neonatal unit or losing a baby whatever the gestation, is still little understood or talked about. Often families affected struggle to find and access support, and the impact can be devastating and life changing.

Unfold your Wings was founded from having experienced birth trauma and also finding that support was hard to find. It is a place of information and support for families and healthcare professionals. Our aim is to raise awareness of Birth Trauma and Perinatal PTSD, reduce stigma, help to educate others by sharing the stories of those affected and most of all to give hope of recovery.

Perinatal PTSD or suffering after birth trauma can leave you feeling lonely and isolated. It can be a dark place, filled with despair and anxiety. Sometimes it may feel like your world is ending and that you are no longer the person you use to be.

But healing from Birth Trauma is possible.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly’.

With help and support you can break free from the dark cocoon of Birth trauma and Perinatal PTSD, you will unfold your wings and become like a  beautiful butterfly finding freedom from the pain that has held you for so long and once again you will find light and peace.

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness,

the astonishing light of your own being.”