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 CARE BUNDLE

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:

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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…

85%

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

78%

were affected by traumatic memories of the birth

52%

stated they were embarrassed by the symptoms of their injury

49%

of women affected said they doubted their ability to mother

45%

suffered postnatal depression as a result of their injury

24%

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