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January 16th, 2013, 06:11 PM
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It's a fairly controversial thing. Some studies are showing it actually makes it worse as it tightens that area rather than loosens it. I wouldn't consider a midwife "not good" because she didn't recommend it.

I have never done it, so I'm not sure what oils would or wouldn't be good...

here's a how-to article

Can perineal massage help me avoid an episiotomy? | BabyCenter



My midwives have all favored perineal support during labor to prenatal massage. Just for what it's worth. If you think it will help, then by all means go ahead!!
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