As a Specialist Perineal Care Midwife Angie offers women the opportunity to share their concerns and anxieties about previous problematic perineal trauma and associated issues in a confidential and relaxed environment. The consultation and risk assessment provides women with an individualised perineal care pathway, which can be incorporated into their birth plan.
The aim of the clinic is to empower women and enable them to be active in minimising perineal trauma at birth and caring for their perineum after birth. All women should recieve the booklet ‘How to minimise perineal trauma at your birth and caring for your perineum after the birth of your baby’ in their booking pack.
The clinic, opened in 2012 at Guildford Children’s Centre. Women who have booked to their baby at Royal Surrey County Hospital can be referred by midwives, GPs, consultants, physiotherapists as well as self-refer. Appointments come on a first come first serve basis. Feedback from women who have visited the perineal care clinic has been very positive.