4th degree tear? I thought if the sphincter was damaged at all that was a 4th degree tear.
I had a 3rd degree tear and I read a bit on it a while back and it seemed to be ok to have another VB, but a 4th degree tear is extremely risky. I forgot to talk to my Ob about it at my first appointment and it's something we need to discuss next week at my next appointment as I would also prefer not to have a c-section if I can at all avoid it.
All the best!