A second vaginal birth after suffering previous OASI? A Patient and Professional’s Perspective


The MASIC Foundation & leading speakers discuss having a vaginal birth after receiving an Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI)

Co-chairs: Nadia Bhal, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Geeta Daniel, MASIC Advocate
 – A Mother’s Story – A MASIC advocate talks about her experience of giving birth again after OASI injury
 – The Midwifery Approach to Assessment of Risk
Adelaide Aduboffour, Senior Lecturer University of West London & Perineal Specialist Midwife at West Middlesex Hospital
 – The Obstetricians Assessments of Risk
Anu Dua, Subspecialist Urogynaecologist University Hospital Plymouth
 – A MASIC Advocate’s Story
 – The Physiologist’s Assessment of Risk: Role of Manometry & Endoanal Sonography
Alessandra Orlando, Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Physiology clinical research fellow, undertaking her MD in the Physiology Unit at St Mark’s Hospital, London
 – A Colorectal Surgeon’s Assessment of Risk
Karen Nugent, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Southampton University Hospital
 – A MASIC Advocate’s Story
 – A Caesarean Section is Not Without Some Risk
Maya Basu, Consultant Gynaecologist, subspecialist in urogynaecology
 –  Question & Answer Session with all speakers, led by Co-chairs

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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…


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


were affected by traumatic memories of the birth


stated they were embarrassed by the symptoms of their injury


of women affected said they doubted their ability to mother


suffered postnatal depression as a result of their injury


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