The Sheila Kitzinger Programme collaborates with MASIC for OASI workshop
The Sheila Kitzinger Programme at Green Templeton has collaborated with The MASIC Foundation on its first event of the 2018-19 academic year.
The MASIC Foundation, which supports mothers with anal sphincter injuries in childbirth, has been in existence for just under eighteen months and, as part of its ongoing programme of meetings and Education Days, teamed with Green Templeton for an event held at college.
It was a special meeting of medical professionals, support groups and OASI mothers on the theme of Improving Care for Mothers with Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries.
The workshop brought the groups together to discuss improving care. They considered multiple topics including information in pregnancy, primary prevention, accurate detection, destigmatising the injury and employment rights.
Further discussion centred on the theme of Coming Together and examined issues around the co-ordination of Women’s Health Perinatal Support Groups, as well as eighteen-month goals, engaging primary care and replacing blame by support for both those delivering and those receiving it.
The Sheila Kitzinger Programme at Green Templeton was founded to honour the life and build on the work of social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger. Her work covered a broad range of issues but above all she was a campaigner for the empowerment of women, wanting to secure them freedom and choice in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.