Anna Clements

Anna Clements is The MASIC Foundation’s Administration-Coordinator and a mum of three.

She is dedicated to supporting women and their families with birth injuries. Anna received 4th-degree tears after the birth of her third child in 2008. The injury was picked up immediately after the birth of her daughter and she was taken to theatre for the repair. A Sacral Nerve Stimulator (SNS) was implanted after many invasive tests found that the muscles were not responding to any other treatments.

Recently she has started to co-apply for research grants to increase knowledge within the primary care settings about the devastating impact that these injuries have on a woman’s life, both physically and psychologically. She is passionate about finding ways for women to cope with the taboo disability and helping to bring awareness to a mainstream audience.

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