Update 25 August 2019: We have reviewed the listings on this page. Many websites previously listed here no longer exist. In some instances they appear to be operating via Facebook or other social media forums. We are not in a position to confirm their details, so leave it to your search skills. Other sites still exist, but now offer services quite unrelated to the concerns of this website.
We have therefore removed these listings from view, so as to save you spending time and bandwidth only to get unhelpful results.

New Zealand

New Zealand Association of Counselors Inc.

The GM Directory contains listings of NZ Counsellors and associated agencies - you can search by condition to find practitioners who offer help for specific conditions such as PTSD and PND.

Post Abortion Trauma And Healing Service.

Pregnancy Help: assists women who are, or have recently been pregnant and also assists their families supporting family and whanau well-being.

Home Birth Aotearoa: promoting and supporting homebirth in New Zealand/Aotearoa. a Birth-related a website that includes many links to pregnancy, birth and parenting information.

NZ Organisation For Rare Diseases: NZORD provides New Zealand's central starting point for information about rare diseases.

Parent to Parent is a nationwide support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Parents who are trained volunteers support parents with a child with the same or similar needs to their own child.

Plunket on-line: The biggest New Zealand organisation devoted to the welfare of newborn children and their mothers.

Women's Health Action Trust: Aims to provide women “with high quality information and education services to enable them to maintain their health and make informed choices about their health care. We have a health promotion and disease prevention focus, with a special interest in screening.
We approach health within a holistic framework of the whole of women's lives, rather than from a narrowly medical perspective.”

Naturo Pharm: A New Zealand provider of homoeopathic remedies.


In 1991, APEC was founded in the UK. September 1995 saw the founding of NZ Apec, a sister organisation with equivalent aims.

In the short term, NZ Apec wants to ensure that every parent-to-be appreciates the risks of pre-eclampsia and the need for antenatal screening; that every doctor and midwife understands how to diagnose and manage the condition; and that every sufferer gets the support and information they so badly need.

NUMB: introduction from a new group . . .

“A national lobby group has been formed. The aim of this group is to advocate for changes in neonatal intensive care unit policy and practice regarding mother-baby separation.

This group is called NUMB, which stands for: 'Neonatal Unity for Mothers and Babies.'

Currently, in most neonatal intensive care units mothers become visitors to their babies. We would like mothers to be given the opportunity (as is their right) to room in with their baby or babies for as much of their infant's stay as they see fit.

We believe that this is an important issue for communities, and for any organisations or individuals who are dedicated to supporting mothers and babies, and breastfeeding.

If you'd like to know more, or you'd like to be involved with this group, please visit our website at, email us at:, or post to: NUMB C/- P.O. Box 1494, HAMILTON, NZ.

We welcome your feedback.”

Breastfeeding help and support: La Leche League New Zealand provides information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed their babies. Monthly group meetings, telephone counselling, information leaflets and lending libraries. Around 50 Groups throughout New Zealand.
Visit the website for local contacts, or call Auckland 09 8460752, Hamilton 086 806259, Christchurch 03 3388447.
National Office:
LLLNZ, PO Box 1270, Wellington
Ph/Fax: 04 4710690

Treasures offers a forum, that includes a section on pregnancy and birth. Network with other New Zealand mothers!

CRYING OVER SPILT MILK is run by Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust and is the only registered Not-for-profit group with community funding to support families throughout New Zealand who have infants or children with Gastric Reflux Disease.

Auckland Therapy: . . . a group of therapists offering quality professional counselling and psychotherapy services in an number of locations across Auckland.

Preventing Violence in the Home
How does domestic violence relate to birth trauma??

Symptoms of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are frequently experienced by victims of domestic violence/abuse. Trauma resulting from abuse may be compounded by trauma experienced during childbirth. In these cases, women need to become safe before they can begin to heal from the trauma that has been experienced. Children witnessing and living with domestic violence are also likely to experience trauma as a result.


Preventing Violence in the Home Helpline (7.30am ? 11pm)
Ph: 0508 DVHELP (0508 384 357)

Helpline staff can:

For more information about domestic violence, please see Preventing Violence in the Home's website:


Post Partum Support International.

The home page on the PSI website begins: “Have you recently given birth? Are you feeling exhausted, anxious, depressed, or just not yourself? If you are you are not alone. Many women are not prepared for the wide range of emotions they may experience after the birth of a child. They often feel sadness, anger, anxiety, or a sense of inadequacy.”


Blue Pages: information on depression and more.

Birth Net: Australia's "premier pregnancy website and resource for pregnancy and birth information online".

Natural Parenting Magazine: a new Australian publication featuring topics such as attachment parenting, breastfeeding, natural therapies, positive discipline, wholesome family living and natural active birth.

Australian Action on Pre- eclampsia: “A voluntary organisation set up to provide support and information to families who have suffered from pre-eclampsia.”

Premie Press: A quarterly magazine for the parents of prems. It provides research-based information from scientific literature that is of help to parents when it is translated into a language they can understand. To contact the publisher, email offers resource to help new parents with their new responsibilities.

PANDA is a Victorian, not-for-profit, self-help organization that was formed in 1985 to provide confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by post and antenatal mood disorders, including partners and extended family members. PANDA also produces and distributes accurate information about post and antenatal mood disorders to health professionals and the wider community.


Birth Trauma Canada Birth Trauma Canada is a newly formed organization of mothers traumatized by childbirth. Traumatic Stress Disorders are normal reactions to severe physical and/or psychological stress.

United Kingdom

MIDIRS Forum on the MIDIRS site and contribute to our forum subject!

UK Midwifery Discussion Group: our email discussion group offers a lively exchange of views, opinions, experiences, helpful information, etc. Open to all who are seriously interested in midwifery and maternity care issues. Non-midwives welcome. To join the group go to m/group/ukmidwifery/. The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) was established in 2004 to support women suffering from Post Natal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or birth trauma. We are not trained counsellors or therapists or medical professionals. We are mothers who wish to support other women who have suffered difficult births and we aim to offer advice and support to all women who are finding it hard to cope with their childbirth experience.

Action on Pre-eclampsia

United States

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages: Judy Crompton referred us to this site. Note: this site will open in a new window - the window showing the TABS site will still be there, behind the new window.

Robyn's Nest: The Parenting Network.

Foundation For Human Enrichment:

The Universe of Women's Health.

VBAC.COM - a woman-centered, evidence-based, resource. This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research-based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).
After accessing this website, you will need to select the tabs website again, as going back from this website to a previous screen doesn't seem to be possible.

Post Traumatic Stress After Childbirth: Jodi Kluchar - suffered from PTSD after the birth of her son in 1999.

Childbirth Connection: A long-term national program to promote evidence-based maternity care. To find out about studies undertaken, visit the following links: Listening to Mothers, and updates in Alerts and Responses.

HER FOUNDATION: Hyperemesis Education And Research Foundation. A group dedicated to making this condition and its implications better known.

Childbirth International is proud to launch its new website! “After many months of work we have listened to all your feedback and redesigned our website - to be more fun, easier to navigate and packed full of information. Check out our new website today.”

United Brachial Plexus Network (non profit): “The mission of the United Brachial Plexus Network is to inform, unite and support families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries and their prevention worldwide. Our shared vision is to:

Several brachial plexus entities already existed but were hindered by the lack of a united cohesive vision. We visualized ourselves as an umbrella organization, that collectively could have a greater impact than smaller local groups. In a very short time we experienced great success in the initial stages of our development in meeting the needs of our community via our interactive website.”


Tokophobia: Look up "Tokophobia" on Google or another Internet search engine - it is an unreasoning dread of childbirth - see also link above.

DISCLAIMER: The materials provided at this website are for informational purposes and are not intended for use as diagnosis or treatment of PTSD or as a substitute for consulting a caregiver competent to diagnose and recommend treatment for PTSD.