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    I guess I have healed well so the doctors that checked both vaginal and anus have said. Some scarring but who wouldn’t have. No major issues with anything at this stage. But do know that that area will be weaker. Still tossing up but as I know they won’t let me go to the birthing centre for a proper water delivery which I think would be just awesome, due to my age. I am not sure which way I want to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soques View Post
    I guess I have healed well so the doctors that checked both vaginal and anus have said. Some scarring but who wouldn’t have. No major issues with anything at this stage. But do know that that area will be weaker. Still tossing up but as I know they won’t let me go to the birthing centre for a proper water delivery which I think would be just awesome, due to my age. I am not sure which way I want to go.
    For it’s just me not forgiving myself if it happened again with permanent damage this time. The only thing I know of with age is that if 40 and over, it’s highly recommended to be induced in 39th week

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    I had a borderline 4th degree tear with my first vbac, and went on to have two more natural births. I had spontaneous labors. With the 4th degree tear I had silver nitrate put on my scarring/tears and that helped, along with visits to the clinic which specialised in 3rd and 4th degree tears.
    I did tear again with subsequent births, but not to the degree of the first natural birth.

    I do have a prolapse, but it's not necessarily from the subsequent births, pregnancy can cause that alone.

    It's a hard decision, but you have to do what your gut tells you and weigh up all the risks etc.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Do they do 3b in theatre with spinal like 3c and 4th? I guess they did. What shame with the healing , but awesome with next birth !
    Nope, it was done right after bub was born, they didn’t even give me 30 minutes. It was extremely painful and traumatic. They gave me a couple of local anesthetic needles but that didn’t help at all.
    I honestly think I would have preferred to be taken to theater for it, they might have done a better job. TMI - And then I wouldn't have the memory of them constantly sticking fingers in my anus to make sure he sewed it correctly as he thought he'd accidentally gone through too far then had to call multiple back up people to also check. Also TMI; due to it breaking apart and being told they can't fix it, I now have no perinium and am going to look into some kind of reconstructive surgery when my kids are all older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soques View Post
    Oh I wish I could do a home birth... I’m a hypnobirthing momma to begin with but not possible here in Townsville
    Oh that's really sad, it truly is wonderful!

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    Yeah I was told 3c and 4th are generally the only ones a surgeon fix. I think all 3’s should be

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    My 3A was repaired in theatre - they gave me the option of an epidural or general. I chose epidural but kept falling asleep in it anyway as I was so exhausted haha. Maybe I'm lucky I was at the tertiary maternity hospital (as I gave birth at the birth centre attached to it) so they did it properly. Mine was borderline 2/3 so I'm very surprised they would repair a 3B not in theatre

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    Default What to do after 4th degree Tear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fi Poledancer View Post
    My 3A was repaired in theatre - they gave me the option of an epidural or general. I chose epidural but kept falling asleep in it anyway as I was so exhausted haha. Maybe I'm lucky I was at the tertiary maternity hospital (as I gave birth at the birth centre attached to it) so they did it properly. Mine was borderline 2/3 so I'm very surprised they would repair a 3B not in theatre
    Agree with above. Almost all of our 3rd degree tears are repaired in theatre. The only ones that aren’t are on women who have a super dense epidural blocks from labour and it doesn’t look too difficult. It’s only ever the senior registrars who would repair in birth suite OR the junior registrars always have the consultant with them.


 

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