I just wanted to share this conversation I had with my OB recently.
A couple of months ago, I had to have some surgery to repair my perineum following some tearing in childbirth (nothing too major, I had some scaring removed and stitches had been tied too tight after birth) Anyway during my check up recently, I asked the OB if I had a higher chance of tearing again in future deliveries because of the previous tear. She said that yes I was more likely to tear and that it might just be better to have a c-section next time to prevent needing another repair and stitches etc. WTF? How is it better to have my stomach, muscles, uterus etc cut open and sewn back together with a million stitches more preferable than a few stitches in the perineum????
Does anyone else find this a little ironic?