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Ok, I had my 6 week post partum check-up today. The Dr said that I'm healing "amazingly well" considering my delivery. He told me that I actually tore some of the muscles in the pelvic area. He then said that he would recommend a scheduled c-section if I decide to have another baby because of the "damage" caused by this birth. I don't intend to have any more kids, but it just seemed really strange to me. I didn't know you could tare muscles during delivery & I'm not sure why it would rule-out another vaginal birth. I didn't ask at the time because we are pretty darn sure Avery is our last, but it's been bugging me since I left the office. Anyone else ever hear of this?
I feel great regardless of what he says. He gave me the all clear to resume all my regular activities... I'm really glad I can start working out again. I've been doing some crunches, but nothing too strenuous (aside from being the Mommy of a very active almost 2 year old).
There are different degrees of perineal tearing...
I had a 2nd degree tear... this includes tearing of the perineum and muscles of the vagina...
Perineal tears | BabyCenter
here is a little info on perineal tearing... some women tear so bad that they have issues with vaginal and uterine prolapse, rectal prolapse, and it can definately cause issues with future vaginal deliveries...
I am still having pain from mine and it is 9 months later...
you might want to consult a pelvic floor specialist and see what they say about it. I had to go a specialist myself and it helped a lot, not the same issue as you - my issues were from pushing, not tearing, but it could be useful to you too.