Have you Experienced Birth Trauma?

The standard of care provided to a mother and baby during and following birth can be the difference between a mother leaving the hospital with her child, getting to make memories with the newest addition to the family and facing complications that can be life altering.

 Our Clinical Negligence team regularly come across cases of:

  • A failure to undertake an assisted birth (with use of forceps or ventouse).
  • Delays in providing a caesarean section or episiotomy.
  • Failures to properly identify and treat birth injuries.

The impact of these potential failures and delays can result in both physical pain and psychological trauma for the mother, affecting her ability to establish a bond with her new child. New parents have shared that they felt robbed of their time to bond with their newborn.


The Birth Trauma Survey, 2023, backed by Mumsnet showed that out of 1,042 women surveyed, 53% of women would be less likely to have more children because of their labour and delivery experience. 

A majority of the mother’s surveyed have experienced physical, psychological or emotional trauma with a majority saying it has taken a minimum of a year to recover from it or is still ongoing.

Of the women surveyed the 84% who experienced tearing said that they were not informed of the potential birth injuries ahead of time leaving them unprepared for the aftermath.

Health Care Professional intend to provide the best possible care however mistakes and delays do happen.

In these circumstances a new mother is entitled to make a claim for compensation. A successful claim would include an award for pain, suffering and loss of amenity along with other associated expenses and losses such as loss of income.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about the care you received during or following the birth of your child, please feel free to get in touch by email or telephone, our number is 01256 844888.

All initial conversations are free of charge, confidential and you would be under no obligation.  We also work on No Win/No Fee basis for any claims that we are able to assist with.

Birth-trauma-survey-results__-1.pdf (masic.org.uk)

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