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    Don't worry about it too much channy, you won't really notice either if it happens as you'll be too busy birthing and can't do anything about it. They'll only offer an epi if you really need it from my understanding. Most of us had a tear or epi unfortunately. i had both and it was the worse end of third degree but only due to the forceps and was pretty unlucky. But its healed well.

    Oh and I can't stress enough the importance of pelvic floor exercises for pushing and recovery afterwards! Do them!

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    Channy, I had a tear. My ob tried to help me stretch as bubs head came out, but a tear was inevitable. I had an epidural so never felt it and they gave me a local when they were stitching as the epidural was wearing off a bit. For me, the pain and discomfort I felt after the birth, was more to do with swelling and bruising, then it was to do with any stitches I had.

    I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with hypnobirthing birth breathing (J breathing) and practicing it before you go into labour. During my hypnobirthing course, we were taught this and told to practice it every time we did a poo. I believe this helped when it came to pushing, as I was already familiar with how to push, so my pushes we're effective from the start. This was the only thing from the hypnobirthing course, that I actually used.

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    I had a tear and no epi. As Smurfy said it was more swelling and bruising pain than the stitches hurting. It took awhile for them to stitch me up but I was told I only had a couple of stitches. Anaesthetic was given, it was more uncomfy being in that position for so long. I was distracted holding Ava

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    I gather I won't be able to have an epi coz I want a water birth. Hoping I get my natural water birth, should make it all stretch a bit better anyway. I'm
    Not afraid of the pain anymore, the excitement to have my bub here has taken over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChannyV View Post
    I gather I won't be able to have an epi coz I want a water birth. Hoping I get my natural water birth, should make it all stretch a bit better anyway. I'm
    Not afraid of the pain anymore, the excitement to have my bub here has taken over.
    A friend of mine was water birthing but needed an epi so had to be taken out of the bath and ended up birthing on the floor as her baby came out with her hands on her face.

    im happy to tear if that's the case but hoping all my perineal massaging helps a little!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChannyV View Post
    I gather I won't be able to have an epi coz I want a water birth. Hoping I get my natural water birth, should make it all stretch a bit better anyway. I'm
    Not afraid of the pain anymore, the excitement to have my bub here has taken over.
    I wanted to water birth but I hated the bath! Lol. I spent most of my labour on a fit ball in the shower though

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    Yeah the water feels amazing on your back in the shower. Even though I was only in it for five mins before the midwife arrived and told me to get the f&%k to hospital! Lol

    I agree with lil smurfy about birth breathing. Look into it.

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    I had a tear (2nd degree) and I was really scared of tearing before I went into labor. At the time when bubs is coming out and you are pushing etc its kind of the last thing you are thinking about. I didnt even notice it with everything else going on and didnt feel anything until it was time to be stitched up where the local hurt a bit. I was very swollen and tender for a week but all healed well in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleClareBear View Post
    A friend of mine was water birthing but needed an epi so had to be taken out of the bath and ended up birthing on the floor as her baby came out with her hands on her face.

    im happy to tear if that's the case but hoping all my perineal massaging helps a little!!
    Do we have the same friend?


 

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