The hidden trauma of being torn during childbirth

The hidden trauma of being torn during childbirth
 

The problem of women being injured in childbirth has for years been exacerbated by poor diagnosis, improper care and an unwillingness to speak about the issue, experts say. Two women, who have suffered both physically and psychologically, want to change this.
Six years after Debbie gave birth to her son Kaiden, she has lost count of how many hospital appointments she's had.
During childbirth, she suffered a fourth-degree perineal tear, resulting in damage to the anus and the muscle that controls it.
It is the most serious level of tear, and left Debbie requiring emergency surgery.
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4 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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