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19-11-2013 00:14 #481
19-11-2013 01:07 #482
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!
19-11-2013 07:01 #483Senior Member
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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.
19-11-2013 07:28 #484Senior Member
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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
19-11-2013 09:44 #485
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.
19-11-2013 11:06 #486
19-11-2013 12:44 #487
19-11-2013 15:18 #488
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.
19-11-2013 20:40 #489
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
19-11-2013 22:12 #490
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