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March 4th, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Btdt moms have you done it? Do you think it's worth it

Ftm are you doing it or going to?
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March 4th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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I didn't do it last time, but several of the mommies in my other PR did. Not sure if I will this time.
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March 4th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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I've never done it, and I don't plan on doing it this time, either.
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March 4th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Didn't do it last time and won't this time. I've read that it can actually weaken your perineum and make it more likely to tear. Now a massage while pushing is a different story, that I'm ok with Best way to avoid tearing is to avoid coached pushing, but if you have an epi that's hard to do since you won't feel the contractions. If you end up without an epi though wait for the urge to push, and try to not push on your back. Push on your side if you have to lay in bed.
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March 4th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Look, I think my body is a pretty cool place and all, and I'm not (that) weirded out at the notion of a baby coming out my vagina, but quite frankly I have no desire to spend any amount of time oiling up my fingers and attempting to stretch things out manually for any regular schedule. Sorry- that's going too far.

And I love the things that I've read that say if you can't reach yourself, have your SO help. Um, that sounds horrific for everyone involved. Pass.

(In my case it wouldn't have mattered since I had a c/s, so I'm double glad I didn't bother!)
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March 4th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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I didn't do it last time and I wasn't planning to this time either.
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March 4th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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I have never done or had hubby do the perineal massage. The nurses that helped delivery babies 2 & 3 did massage while I was pushing. I actually had no idea they did, my mom is the one who noticed it. It helped though! I only had one small tear with baby 2, and no tearing with baby 3. That was a lot better than recovering from a torturous episiotomy like I had with my 1st!
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March 4th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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I'm a pass too but ended up being a section momma so no need.
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March 4th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Haven't decided, lol. I didn't with DD but I have a friend we swears by it. It does not seem like fun but anything to help out I suppose. We'll see.
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March 5th, 2013, 02:56 AM
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I did with DD, she ended up in a section lol
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March 5th, 2013, 05:49 AM
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Never tried it and won't be this time.
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March 5th, 2013, 07:43 AM
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I asked my midwife and she said not to...she said it doesn't work. You stretch as baby comes out.
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