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Did You Tear While Delivering?

Childbirth is a natural process and the body responds when push comes to shove. Women often tear to make room for baby as it enters the world. Did you?


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eu eu 8 years
Both. 1st episiotomy 2nd tear
Pepper Pepper 8 years
It was an episiotomy for me.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Thank the good lord I didn't tear or have an episiotomy. But then my son was not even 6lbs when he was born he was tiny. Oh and yes I agree that the Peri Bottle thing was a gift from heaven.
honey693 honey693 8 years
I tore in two spots with my baby. One was on my labia. They healed just fine though and everything looks like it did before as far as I can tell.
98769876 98769876 8 years
It was inevitable seeing as my beautiful baby was 9 lbs 12 oz. Worth every stitch.
backfat backfat 8 years
plus_2_kid: If that was even a legitimate question, they can apply warm compresses and mineral oil to aid with stretching. With my last two births it was too precipitous to allow time for anything like that.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I tore even though I had an episiotomy. It wasn't too bad but I'm with CBragin on lovin the sitz baths. lol Also those icy pads were great.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
oh that tear..I thought..you know..tear running down the cheek or something! had c-section twice thank you! :rotfl: Plus! :rotfl: Sorry but i dont think that would work!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
whoa - you mean it's possible to NOT tear? no kids (yet) and this is music to my ears - that it's even a POSSIBILITY? Should I start using larger and larger dildos to make room? Sorry....too explicit?
jueycruiser jueycruiser 8 years
k..so i havent had kids yet and this sounds horrible, is it as bad as it sounds??
macgirl macgirl 8 years
1st episiotomy and tore 2nd tore but wasn't that bad I thought the pain from the roids were much worse than any stitches I had both times.
jessie jessie 8 years
tore with all three kids
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
1st- episiotomy 2nd- stretched
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Yes I tore a little when I delivered my daughter and I only needed 2 stitches.I never felt a thing.
mariposamonarca mariposamonarca 8 years
I.M AFRAID 11 YEARS THE GO I HAVE MY FIRT CHILD AND I HAVE C SEC.THIS TIME I WILL TRY TO HAVE A NATURAL BIRTH
KAEB06 KAEB06 8 years
had an episiotomy...it was horrible This time around I will be stretching from 36 weeks on!
Mel475 Mel475 8 years
I tore but just a little - I think it was less than 10 stiches.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I had some moderate tearing and some stitches, but I never asked or was told how bad or how many. That numbing spray stuff was awesome!
niklectric niklectric 8 years
I had an episiotomy and tearing. Ouch! I made good friends with the peri bottle the hospital sent me home with.
CBragin CBragin 8 years
A big thank you to the inventor of the sitz bath!
Mommy-of-Three Mommy-of-Three 8 years
Tearing and episiotomy for all three. I never wanted to know exactly how many stitches I had, just getting them was bad enough !
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
1st - Episiotomy 2nd - tore a tiny bit no need for stitching 3rd - stretched 4th - stretched
sarahm73 sarahm73 8 years
I got a 3rd degree tear. I got about 30 stitches. No fun.
backfat backfat 8 years
1st - Didn't tear, wasn't cut. 2nd - Tore a teeny amount, not even worth stitching. 3rd - Tore, got two stitches.
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