Where to seek help?
This section is designed to help you find support after a birth injury.
Here you will find information about NHS services to help you after birth injury, a MASIC map of accredited pelvic floor centres, listings of private practitioners who may be able to offer you more specialist services, and links to some of our partner charities.
We also include in this section links to our network of legal services, should you wish to discuss your circumstances with a law firm with expertise in providing support and advice after birth injury. As an organisation that supports women who have sustained these injuries, it is important that the law firm provide a high-quality professional service and are sympathetic and understanding when listening to accounts that are often distressing.
You will also find in this section employment advice should you find that your birth injury affects your ability to work, or you are worried about returning to work after your maternity leave.
It is important to say that we are aware there are no easy answers when dealing with a birth injury, and unfortunately there isn't a one-stop solution. Injury to the pelvic floor muscles and nerves and acute trauma to the bowel and/or bladder is a deeply distressing situation for a woman to find herself in. As a charity run by women who have experienced this we understand how hard it can be to accept what has happened to you when giving birth.
These pages serve as a guide to recovery. Help is out there and there are plenty of health professionals who care deeply about this issue. Reach out to them, and to the other women who know what you are going through. It is never too late to seek help.