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View Poll Results: Episiotomy vs. Tearing
tear 30 83.33%
episiotomy 6 16.67%
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July 31st, 2006, 10:32 PM
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Much rather tear! Had a third degree episiotomy with my first, OMG it took so long to heal and was so painful for months! It was really hard to walk, go to the bathroom etc for a very very long time.
Tore with my second, had about 40 stitches, it was a huge tear, but no joke, I was in almost no pain whatsoever, and it healed up so fast. Tore again with my third, much smaller tear, did not even really register it was there.
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<span style="font-family:Verdana">I think I'd rather tear - I've only had one tear, with my eldest but it was very minor, no stitches needed, and it healed very quickly.</span>
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August 8th, 2006, 04:21 PM
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I wasnt even asked with dd if I wanted an episiotomy. They just gave me one... I was really upset. This time I at least want to be asked, but I will probably have one anyway if I start to tear. I have watched plastic surgery shows where women who ripped naturally during childbirth later had to go back and have their 'stuff' repaired just to be able to have sex without pain. I wouldnt want to be ripped apart, but I also dont want to have one unless it is necessary!
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August 8th, 2006, 04:22 PM
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I'm going to go with neither, okie? I did not have an epi, but I had a 4th degree tear and that was the most miserable thing EVER.
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August 8th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Much rather tear! Had a third degree episiotomy with my first, OMG it took so long to heal and was so painful for months! It was really hard to walk, go to the bathroom etc for a very very long time.
Tore with my second, had about 40 stitches, it was a huge tear, but no joke, I was in almost no pain whatsoever, and it healed up so fast. Tore again with my third, much smaller tear, did not even really register it was there.
Gina.[/b]
I did also deal with this taking forever to heal, and it was very painful for a long time. That was the worse. I had to sit on pillows with a dougnut ring underneith for a couple of weeks and I had a hard time sitting on it long enough to b/f dd. I didnt think there was any need to cut me SO FAR. I was stiched up from (sorry TMI) one hole to the other.
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August 8th, 2006, 11:50 PM
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Tear. I'll take a tear anyday. Epis cause more problems and usually have no good according to the research. For more info on that pls see Henci Goer's article here: http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/pl...,6znb-p,00.html
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