I've heard of epi-no's but don't know much about them.
I'm not pregnant again but my last birth left me with a 3rd degree tear.
Can you use an epi-no nect time if you've already had a tear before?
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15-05-2013 19:19 #1
Epi-no's and previous tears
15-05-2013 19:33 #2
I'm not sure if you can, I would guess that as long as you've healed ok it would be fine. I'll ask my midwife.
I've got one - I used it with DD and only had a small tear. Of course I'll never know what it would have been otherwise but it certainly didn't do me any harm.
I'm planning on using it for number two - am currently 12 weeks.
I got mine free as I was lucky enough to be on a clinical trial so got to keep it at the end.
16-05-2013 18:46 #3
Thanks GreenMoon. Do you just inflate it more over time? Does it hurt as much as a crowning baby?? :P
16-05-2013 18:49 #4
I cant see why not. It would actually be great i think to stretch the scar tissue. Id also recommend researching ways to reduce tearing while in labour (no drugs, upright or on all fours, breathing baby out, no coached pushing ect).
16-05-2013 18:58 #5
Yes just gradually increase it over time. I think it's recommended to start at 36 weeks and do it a couple of times a day for about 10 minutes. It doesn't hurt, it's just a bit uncomfortable.
19-05-2013 19:43 #6
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