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16-03-2014 13:31 #21
16-03-2014 16:48 #22Member
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I was the same, my epi healed a lot quicker than when I tore!
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16-03-2014 16:57 #23
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16-03-2014 20:10 #24
17-03-2014 10:35 #25
Tell that to the women who have torn to their bum
I'll take 1week over 6 months healing anyday
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17-03-2014 14:24 #26
I DID tear to my bum then INTO my bum, and I did so because I was cut, I had to have reconstructive surgery.
A tear will take the path of least resistance, usually missing major muscles. A cut is through muscle so if you tear more from there it will go on from the cut, through muscle. A cut makes it easier for tears to happen. Everyone chooses different things, I didn't get a choice and I had extensive damage done to me. I chose with my second and third babies to avoid ane
Epi and I'm so glad I did. Having 4th degree tearing and a 3rd degree episotomy was horrible, give me a natural tear and two months recovery over that any day. My natural 2nd degree tears didn't bother me at all. I was healed within a few weeks. Id hate to imagine what would have happened if they cut me while I was delivering my posterior baby on my back. The first time they "helped" I ended up literally split from a to b.
17-03-2014 14:37 #27
My point simply was it's not always EPIS ARE WORSE!
Because in my case it wasn't. My epi helped me birth my posterior bub with minimal scarring
But my natural tear with my first did split me from A to B also, gave me a 2 hour theatre visit, 6 months of pain and on going issues.
Honestly I know how you feel, I tore into my bum. Yours was because of your epi mine was because I was left to tear naturally.
Let's just agree, bum tearing is not fun.
DH, Me and our two boys.
#3 due 30th Sept
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17-03-2014 15:06 #28
17-03-2014 18:10 #29
All this bum tearing talk is making me feel queasy.
I will be refusing an epi, just as I did in my birth plan with DD.
If I'm going to tear I would rather it be natural.
I think I researched it as best I could with DD and could find no evidence to suggest epi's are a better option. I would rather take the risk.
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17-03-2014 20:58 #30
ps, I got 4th degree tears because of the drs. I birthed a similar sized baby (ds1 was 4.41kg, ds2 was 4.35kg) with a bigger head (ds was 36.5cm, ds2 was 37cm) in 3hrs with barely any pain. I refused interventions and breathed him out. I only tore because he had his palm, facing out, to his mouth. The middie couldnt tuck it in so when i got him to the wrist i tore. I only tore with dd because she had her hand to her cheek, in a fist, and she was posterior, and i was on my back and she needed to be out as quickly as i could manage. My tear with ds2 did NOT follow the old tears.
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