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There are several different bladder and/ or bowel complications which can affect women following birth.

Pelvic Floor complications can arise as a result of pregnancy or an instrumental delivery. Damaged or weakened pelvic floor muscles which can cause constipation, straining, leaking and a frequent need to use the toilet.

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is used to describe a weak bladder, this can be caused by damage to the pelvic floor or the sphincter.

Bowel problems can include obstruction, faecal urgency and an inability to control flatulence.

Post-natal physiotherapy is often offered as an initial treatment option for these complications and in some serious cases surgery might be recommended.

Support organisations and charities

FLY Mama is a trauma informed online platform which supports you physically and emotionally following perinatal trauma and loss.

We have carefully designed our pre-recorded bundles to allow you to access professional and safe support that you can trust at your fingertips.

We provide Women’s Health education talks and clinically led Pilates classes led by our specialist Physiotherapist aswell as nervous system education and regulation talks and trauma informed Yoga and Breathwork classes from our somatic trauma specialist.

We also provide you with Matrescence coaching and journaling classes from our motherhood coach and finally, we are building a supportive online community where you can gain support from women and birthing people who have been through similar experiences to you.

We believe that you deserve safe and expert advise that is sensitive to your needs and understanding of your situation and we are honoured to provide this for you

Support organisations and charities


The MASIC Foundation is the only multi-disciplinary UK charity to support women who have suffered severe injuries during childbirth known as OASI (Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries). OASI injuries are a leading cause of bowel incontinence in women and can have a devastating impact on quality of life – affecting a woman’s long-term health, relationships, lifestyle and employment.

Our charity is run by injured women and healthcare professionals who are committed to better detection and prevention of injury during childbirth

Related support.

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Episiotomy and perineal tears

The perineum (area between the vagina and anus) may tear when a baby is delivered.

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a term used to describe several conditions including vaginal prolapse, uterine prolapse and bladder prolapse.

Postnatal Illness

Some parents may experience depression after having a baby. This is known as postnatal depression or illness.

Legal advice.

The birth of a child should be a time of happiness, excitement and celebration. Sadly, when negligent mistakes are made by medical professionals the result is pain, heartache and frustration for parents and the wider family.

If you believe that you have a birth injury negligence claim in relation to any wrong or mistreatment you received during birth, then please contact a member of our medical negligence specialist team today. We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

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