Postpartum Perineal Pain - Free Online Midwifery CPD Courses & Training

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Postpartum perineal pain: Prevention and treatment

Perineal pain is common following vaginal birth, particularly when perineal trauma occurs.1,2,3 Pain can impact a woman’s emotional wellbeing and her ability to mobilise, breastfeed and care for her baby.4,5 This CPD module for GPs, midwives and maternity support workers, explains how to help women reduce perineal trauma and manage postpartum perineal pain.


After studying this module, healthcare professionals should be better able to:

  • Understand how women can reduce their risk of perineal trauma
  • Be able to explain the benefits of antenatal perineal massage
  • Gain confidence in advising women how to relieve postpartum perineal pain


  • Read the clinical review
  • Complete the online assessment
  • Receive CPD certificate


Written by: Karen J Stocker, BSC (Hons)
Reviewed by: Nicky Clark | Head of Midwifery and Child/Lead Midwife for Education/ Senior Lecturer, Chair of the NMC LME Strategic Reference Group, RM, RGN, ADM, Cert Ed (Adults), MA


This CPD module can be used by GPs, Midwives and Maternity Support Workers.

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This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC).

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SHERIN MATHEW (August 2022)

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