Welcome to THINKNATALTM
In response to this need, and in line with our founding objective, we have developed THINKNATALTM, a series of educational resources aimed at providing support and information on a variety of topics that are often excluded or underrepresented in existing antenatal education. This is in collaboration with consumers and a range of clinicians involved in maternity care, such as midwives, obstetricians, pelvic health physiotherapists and mental health clinicians.
A perineal tear is a laceration of the skin, muscles and other soft tissues that separate the vaginal opening and the anus (back passage). Tears are usually graded by ‘degrees’ and you may hear the terms first, second, third or fourth degree tear. Each tear is described below, including usual treatments. Find our more about Perineal Tears here.
Available Resources include:
- Antenatal Perineal Tears, Care Video
- Downloadable A4 Poster
- Perineal Tears information and care provider discussion guide
Stop the Tear, Support and Care Video
Perineal Tear Education A4 Poster
Perineal Tear Information and discussion guide
Module One overview
Illustrated by Guy Downes (c)