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Official Website of Midwife & Author of Scars of Gold

Each trauma shared out loud is one less trauma suffered in silence

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About Sharon

Sharon is a Mumma to Jeremy, Step-Mumma to Zoe and Dylan, and wife to Ronen. 

Scars of Gold is Sharon Stoliar’s heart-wrenching birth story, documenting a life-changing diagnosis and transition to motherhood filled with immeasurable pain and grief, and her transformation from birth trauma victim to an activist for change.

Stoliar's debut novel aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of birth trauma and highlight the ongoing impact of birth trauma on women's lives. The release of Stoliar's book is timely, as birth trauma and obstetric violence are becoming increasingly prevalent in the news, including the recently announced Senate Inquiry into birth trauma in NSW. Stoliar's message is targeted towards maternity care providers, calling for them to reflect on their actions, words, and behaviours and to practice conscious maternity care.


This honest and emotional memoir of courage, determination, and resilience serves as an inspiration to help others find their voice, and has the potential to catalyse change in the way maternity care is provided to women. Get your copy here.


Sharon received her Bachelor of Nursing (2006) and Graduate Diploma in Midwifery (2008) from UTS. She later obtained a Master of Public Health (2013) and Master of International Public Health (2013) from UNSW.

She is passionate about all things maternal health and is slowly working on a passion project focused on raising awareness of birth trauma.

Sharon’s birth experience was the catalyst for undertaking a PhD researching the personal childbearing experiences of women who are midwives.

Sharon lives in Sydney, Australia with her family.


From victim to survivor to warrior of change


Each trauma shared out loud is one less trauma suffered in silence.


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