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    You have a higher chance of tearing or ending up with another episiotomy,

    I would suggest researching positions etc to help prevent this and perhaps talk to your doctor about it and consider using an epi no.

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    I had an episiotomy with #1, and managed to escape with nothing more then a tiny graze with #2. Both 7'3.

    And although i had every intention when i fell pregnant again of perineal massage, applying oil etc i never did.

    HTH xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    Babycart, that sounds horrible.
    Yeah, it was a bit! But better than splitting I guess. Slowed me right down so that I took around 30mins to push....was only a 6.5hr labour.

    Middie said if I'd stayed standing or if she'd been a bit smaller (was 36cm head circ) she would have shot right out!

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    I had a really nasty tear with #1 and chose to birth #2 in water and had just a tiny graze with no stitched required it actually did not hurt in the slightest and I do remember the agony of #1 crowning (vacuum) quite vividly still lol

    I can't recommend water highly enough. And breathing baby out

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    This is a thread from a few mths ago but i will reply.

    I got a 3rd deg episiotomy and a 4th degree tear with DS1. With DS2 i refused the episiotomy (as i believe it was the cause of my extensive tearing) i tore 2nd degree (8stitches) with him (due to compound presentation, hand on mouth, palm out). The tear only followed 1cm of my previous scarring.

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    I had an epi with #1

    With #2 I had a tear in a different spot, only 2nd degree and it only required a few stitches. Oh and DD was 4.2kg and came out with her hand on the side of her head so I think it turned out ok.


 

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