11 Mothers Courageously Reveal The Unspoken Truth About Birth Trauma

Even though one in three women in the U.S. experience some form of birth trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is a topic that is rarely discussed openly. Whenever a mom tries to talk about her traumautic birth experiences, she is often scolded and told “a healthy baby is all that matters.”

Photographer and doula Lindsay Askins was tired of seeing moms treated so harshly. She recently teamed up with Cristen Pascucci, the founder of Birth Monopoly, for the Exposing the Silence project, which sheds new light on this important issue.

“I came up with this project, to give women a platform to speak out about their birth experiences,” Askins told A Plus. “It’s a topic that is all too common yet very silent in our culture.”