Healthcare Professionals

A collection of resources and research papers for healthcare professionals

PDF Downloads:

The Impact of Severe Perineal Trauma on a Woman’s Relationship with her Child: A Hidden Consequence

Maternal and Neonatal Trauma following Operative Delivery

Maternal Request Caesarean Section: a report into the variances in practice and procedure across NHS Trusts in the UK

Which elements were significant in reducing obstetric anal sphincter injury? A prospective follow-up study

Anal Incontinence after OASI Study

The Social Psychological Emotional Morbidity and Adjustment Techniques for Women with Anal Incontinence following Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury

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

External Links:

IUGA – Your Pelvic Floor Resources: patient stories, health topics, find a provider:


My Health London – Your body’s journey: During Pregnancy and After Birth. Video resources for women and healthcare professionals:

Your Body’s Journey during Pregnancy and After Birth

Video Resources:

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