Social Media

Facebook page – Life After 4th Degree Tears

Instagram – @4thdegreetears

Twitter – @4thDegreeTears

Podcast – We are on multiple platforms under the name ‘Mothers with 4th Degree Tears’

Facebook support group – 4th Degree Tear Support Group

Email –

Presentation on “The Emotional Trauma of Severe Perineal Tearing” at Trauma and Birth Conference, March 2019

4th Degree Tears in the news


Scary Mommy article about our support group

Stoma Chameleon – website of positivity while living with a permanent colostomy

Today’s Parent “What it’s like to have a 4th degree tear

Harpers Bazaar “What People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth: The Realities of Vaginal Tearing”

Daily Mail “The traumatic births that haunt women for DECADES: The arrival of a baby is supposed to erase the agonies of labour – but as a psychologist reveals, for some the legacy can be devastating”

Daily Mail “First-time mother who tore her vagina while giving birth so badly she couldn’t have sex for a year feared she would DIE or end up divorced”

Mindful Mumma Diaries “My Healing 2nd Birth: 2019”


It’s another baby girl!

MamaMia ‘The day my vagina broke: The story of my traumatic birth and the prolapse that came next.’

MamaMia Rhiannah has the birth story no one wants to hear. It involves a ‘fourth degree tear’.

RCOG Cartoons of Anonymous OASI Stories