I REALLY need to hear from women who had a third or 4th degree tear (specifically) during a natural birth please. I had a technically '4th' tear (written under 3rd degree but the worst of the 2 types of 3rd degree you can get) with our first child. It took almost a year to heal and I still feel the scar ache from time to time even though DD is now just over 3. I am 30 weeks pregnant with child no 2.
Anyway, due to my difficult/traumatic first birth and long recovery, the Dr's have now given me the option of having a c-section for the second bub. I have to give them my answer soon.
I know the majority of you will say DON'T get a c-section due to the pain, recovery, etc etc. Which is why I REALLY need to hear from women who have had a third degree tear specifically, as much as possible please, esp if you have had another child after the first. Did your tear re-open (if you had it naturally of course)? Did you go the c-section option? Are you glad you did? Anything like that would help me please. Dr said there is no guarantee my first tear won't re-open Thanks in advance. I look forward to hearing of your experiences ASAP so I can add them to my decision making process. (Of course, I'd still prefer a magic, third option hehe ).