'They didn't respect me as a mum': Women sue doctors over birth trauma

By Caroline Zielinski
Updated June 16 2019 - 10:50am, first published 10:39am
Wendy Shi and her six-year-old daughter Brianna. Ms Shi has settled a legal claim for birth trauma. Photo: Steven Siewert
Wendy Shi and her six-year-old daughter Brianna. Ms Shi has settled a legal claim for birth trauma. Photo: Steven Siewert

The age at which the average Australian woman is giving birth has risen - and so has legal action for trauma suffered during birth.

Wendy Shi wanted her husband on the phone for support as she recounted the story of her first and only birth, an event which has left her traumatised.

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