The words we use can heal and harm
“Poor communication contributed to 9 in 10 cases of birth trauma.”
USA Birth Trauma Association Survey, 2020
We cannot reduce birth trauma without considering language.
In 2018, Make Birth Better asked people to share words and phrases said to them during pregnancy and birth that contributed to their traumatic experience. When they did a thematic analysis on the words, five themes came up
Watch this encouraging message from the Make Birth Better Every Word Counts Campaign.