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Conference 2018 MASIC: Mothers with Anal Sphincter Injuries in Childbirth


Launched in March 2017, the MASIC Foundation was set up to support women who have sustained anal sphincter injuries during childbirth. The charity’s trustees collaborate with committees across the UK, promoting their work, educating new parents and raising awareness among healthcare professionals, and they also lobby government bodies. The MASIC Foundation provides a support network for a group of mothers who otherwise receive variable degrees of help across the country. This paper outlines the charity’s aims, and explains how physiotherapists can help to move it forward.

Keywords: anal sphincter injury, charitable foundation, childbirth, MASIC, mothers.

Journal Details

Journal Title: POGP Journal 124 - Spring 2019

Issue Date: 19 January 2019

Issue: 124

Pages: 85