Registration is closed for this event!
This virtual event is intended for parents with severe tears from childbirth and the professionals who work with them. This will be a multidisciplinary summit including a combination of personal stories and a variety of professional presentations. See schedule of events HERE. Click pictures below to visit the speakers’ professional pages.
Life After 4th Degree Tears
Bethany Warren, LCSW, PMH-C
EMDRIA Certified Therapist,
Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Past President of Postpartum Health Alliance
“Birth Trauma, Postpartum PTSD, and EMDR Therapy”
Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito, MD, MsC, PhD
Urogycecologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, Brazil
“Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Perineal Trauma”
Julie Cornish, FRCS, MD, MBBCh
Colorectal Surgeon, Vice President of MASIC
“Bridging the Gap between Obstetrics and Colorectal Services”
Katie McGee, PT, DPT
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
“4th Degree Tears: How Physical Therapy Can Help You Feel Normal Again”
Krysta Dancy MFT
Birth & Trauma Support Center
Consumer Advocate, Birth Monopoly
“How to Report Mistreatment in Childbirth”
MASIC Ambassadors, Jen Hall & Anna Clements
“An Introduction to the MASIC Foundation”
The Baby’s Ok Am I?
Photo courtesy of Wartick Photography: Dubuque, Iowa
Missed 4th Degree Tear, Rectovaginal Fistula, Ongoing Incontinence
Birth Tear Support UK
4th Degree Tear Improperly Repaired by Family Physician, Rectovaginal Fistula, Birth After Tear
Amanda and Axl Prophett
Nicole Gaitan Felton
Missed 4th Degree Tear, Iliostomy Bag
Missed 3rd Degree Tear, Queer Parent
The Summit will be free to register, but we encourage you to make a donation to one of these two charities to help raise awareness of severe tearing in childbirth. Click on a picture to donate:
Birth Trauma Association UK
Gillian Castle of Stoma Chameleon is raising awareness of traumatic childbirth resulting in a permanent stoma by committing to open water swimming throughout the winter and is planning an English Channel swim in 2023.
Mothers with Anal Sphincter Injuries in Childbirth is a charity in the UK that raises awareness and supports mothers with anal sphincter injuries.
Birth Monopoly Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization based in the USA, is committed to advancing the human right of each birthing person to determine how, where, and with whom they give birth.
Australasian Birth Trauma Association
The ABTA is a national charity committed to reducing the incidence and impact of birth-related trauma whilst supporting affected women, families and health professionals.
Thank you for registering for the International Birth Tear Summit scheduled for February 8, 2021! You will receive the link to the virtual event 24 hours before it is scheduled to begin. Schedule of events found HERE.
Registration is closed for this event! Check back for more events like this to come!