MASIC is the UK's only childbirth injury charity

We are a collection of healthcare professionals & MASIC advocates, giving a voice to women’s childbirth stories.

Dedicated to supporting women.

MASIC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting women who have sustained serious childbirth injuries.

We are run by a team of MASIC advocates who have experienced injury themselves and are led by a small Executive team and Board of Trustees who have all either worked with or represented women who have suffered an OASI injury and who are dedicated to treatment and prevention of these injuries.

MASIC Patrons

We are very proud to be supported by a number of incredible patrons. Find out more about each one by reading their bio underneath their photo

Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO, FRCS, FRCOG

Patron

Mr Eddy Morris PRCOG MD FRCOG

Patron

Mr Andrew Williams PPFS MS FRCS

Patron

Professor Lesley Page CBE PhD DSc RM HonFRCM

Patron

The Baroness Cumberlege CBE DL HonFRCP HonFRCN

Patron

Executive Board

Professor Michael Keighley MA MS FRCS

President

Professor Debra Bick MMedSc PhD RM

Chair Of Trustees

Mrs Julie Cornish MD FRCS

Vice President

Professor Robert M Freeman MD FRCOG

Education Chairman

Geoff Delaye-Hand

Treasurer

Looking for support?

There is support available if you need it, don’t suffer in silence and don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice.

MASIC can help you over come the physical and emotional trauma you may have experienced during and after child birth. We can support you and guide you to helpful resources, all you need to do is get in touch.

Not sure where to start?

Please call the MASIC 24h freephone Birth Injury Support Helpline 0808 1640 8333

The stats speak for themselves.
More women are affected and need support…

85%

of women with severe birth injury said it impacted on their relationship with their child

78%

were affected by traumatic memories of the birth

52%

stated they were embarrassed by the symptoms of their injury

49%

of women affected said they doubted their ability to mother

45%

suffered postnatal depression as a result of their injury

24%

of women affected regretted having a child because of the injuries sustained