Understanding the Emotional Consequences of a Birth Trauma Experience


A multidisciplinary webinar organised by the MASIC Foundation with leading speakers, reflecting the diverse professional roles required to coordinate and deliver effective and individualised care for women experiencing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI).

Discussion topics include:

  • The importance of listening to women
  • PTSD
  • Psychosexual issues
  • Body image and sex
  • How a GP can help

Q & A session with all speakers, Professor Pauline Slade, Dr Rebecca Moore, Kate Walsh, Lucy Theo, Dr Sarah Hillman, a MASIC Ambassador and Professor Mike Keighley.

Co-hosted by Dame Lesley Regan and Debra Bick OBE.

Generously supported by EVB Sport, Wellbeing of Women and Clarke Willmott Solicitors.

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