January 2nd, 2018


The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) welcomes the publication of new research from Hans Peter Dietz, Bryanne Barnett and Elizabeth Skinner showing the terrible psychological impact on women of birth injuries, in particular levator ani muscle damage that can cause pain, prolapse and incontinence. These physical conditions are vastly underdiagnosed and undertreated, and we would like to see the problems of perineal damage given much greater attention in the UK. At the BTA, we all too frequently see the devastating psychological distress that birth injuries can cause. Many women never receive a proper diagnosis or treatment.