Summit Registration

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.

Hosted By

Laura Fry

Life After 4th Degree Tears


Professional Presentations:

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

Cristen Pascucci

Consumer Advocate, Birth Monopoly

“How to Report Mistreatment in Childbirth”

MASIC Ambassadors, Jen Hall & Anna Clements

“An Introduction to the MASIC Foundation”

Personal Stories:

Jo Page

The Baby’s Ok Am I?

Jade O’Connell

Farmaceutical Ginger

Photo courtesy of Wartick Photography: Dubuque, Iowa

Steph Hubka

Missed 4th Degree Tear, Rectovaginal Fistula, Ongoing Incontinence

Gillian Castle

Stoma Chameleon

Rosie Rayner

Birth Tear Support UK

Lianne Bradshaw

4th Degree Tear Improperly Repaired by Family Physician, Rectovaginal Fistula, Birth After Tear

Amanda and Axl Prophett

Partner Experience

Nicole Gaitan Felton

Missed 4th Degree Tear, Iliostomy Bag

Rachel Cooper

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.

MASIC Foundation

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

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!

2 thoughts on “Summit Registration

  1. Looking forward to this event in hopes that it spreads education and awareness to all! Especially as this is the first event ever! Thank you to all who put it together!

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