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    Default Episiotomy #1, what happens for #2?

    Hello all!
    Wondering if someone can help.
    I had an Episiotony with #1, a fair few stitches as I am quite small and bubs had a fat head (lol).
    I am now TTC #2 and I was wondering if my #1 scar might re-open during birth.
    Has anyone had any experience in any of this?
    Thanks!

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    I had a 'big' episitomy with #1. A small tear (2 stitches) with #2 and a slight graze with #3.... Hth

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    I was allowed to tear for #2
    Baby had forceps delivery too (and baby was 9 pound with big head!)

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    I tore with #2 and no tears or grazes with #3, #4, #5 and #6. I believe perineal massage is why I had no tears with my last 4 bubs.

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    i rubbed almond oil on my epi scar leading up to labour. i had a much larger baby for #2 but no need for stitches. positioning, birthing in water and allowing time for baby to stretch his way out. i didn't push at all, but breathed baby out.

    no coached pushing

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    I had an episotomy for #1, tore along the same scar for #2 and had nothing for #3

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    I had an episiotomy for #1 for a forceps delivery.

    For number two, my scar was stretching very thinly and the OB was worried about it splitting. So I had Coached pushing and what I call 'manual stretching' (lots of hands down there helping me stretch in all directions). It was very painful - more painful than the actual crowning- and there was a lot of bruising afterwards but it was effective. I had no tears or grazes.

    If I have a third, I want to try for breathing out instead of pushing out.

    Good luck!

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    Subscribing. I had an episiotomy with #1 and currently TTC #2 atm as well.

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    Babycart, that sounds horrible.

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    I had an episiotomy with #1 and remained intact with #2


 

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