Childbirth: Mum left feeling dirty by incontinence injuries

Childbirth: Mum left feeling dirty by incontinence injuries

May 28, 2022 by BBC News - Family & Education

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  • Image source, Family photo Image caption, Anna Clements said women need to be listened to and not be told childbirth injuries are normal Ms Clements said the charity mainly helped women who have had "third and fourth degree tears - that's the damage caused to your anal sphincter".
  • Image caption, Anna Clements wants it to be easier for women to access the help and support they need after childbirth injuries "It affected the relationship with my husband, my work, my social groups - the way people react to you - it affects everything."
  • Image caption, Colorectal surgeon Julie Cornish says some women she sees have had issues for up to 10 years Julie Cornish, a colorectal surgeon, was instrumental in setting up the hub which helps patients with pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and bowel dysfunction.
  • "We are calling on the Welsh government and health boards in Wales to commit to continuing this level of involvement - nothing about us, without us."

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