Healthcare Professionals

A collection of resources for healthcare professionals treating patients with OASI injuries

Powerpoint Downloads

General Practice perspective on OASI


OASI Midwive’s Perspective

Physiotherapy Support for Women after OASI

Reducing OASI – PEACHES Care

Sex after Perineal Trauma

PDF Downloads

Anal Incontinence after OASI Study

The Social psychological emotional morbidity and adjustment techniques for women with anal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injury

External Links

This video from Australia demonstrates what an antenatal discussion informing women about the risks of OASI before they give birth looks like:


Listening to Women after a Birth Injury – a Psychiatrist’s Perspective. Dr Rebecca Moore – Co-founder of the Make Birth Better Charity



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