A day in the life of a specialist perineal midwife

Archive article from Midwives magazine about a midwife-led perineal clinic supporting women after childbirth injury.

Anna Bosanquet works as a specialist perineal midwife, a role designed to support women after perineal trauma, FGM, OASI, postnatal incontinence and childbirth trauma. Here she explains what a typical day looks like in her clinic.

A day in the life of a specialist perineal midwife >

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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.

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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