Topic: Episiotomy
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September 25th, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Of my mother, grandmother, two sisters and an aunt I have spoken to about this, four were cut, one sister and myself tore naturally. we obviously all have very similar genetics, obviously. the ones who were cut all have had issues with incontinence and painful sex, one has had a uterine prolapse. the two of us who were not cut have had none of these issues.The research agrees that being cut is a bad, bad thing in most situations. Henci Goer has a couple of books that go into it I. detail. a cut may have cleaner edges, but that doesn't actually make it easier to stitch. rather, it means that it is more likely to be stitched crooked because you can't see where it's supposed to fit together (I've had some suturing experience). and a cut will *always* go through muscle, whereas the vast majority of natural tears are superficial and through skin only.

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