Re: Birthing things
You have to have an IV with an epi for safety reasons to administer things. I didn't have an epi, but I did have an IV for my induction and I could share a war story but won't, LOL.
I tore REALLY badly, and sometimes wish I would have put that I wanted an episiotomy instead. I seriously think it would have done far less damage. If some of my problems continue from my tearing I'll have to have surgery, but that's not important now. I did have a friend who tore really badly with her first (apparently not to the point of how bad mine was, though) and she just had her second baby maybe 3 or 4 months ago. She said she had a little tiny tear this time, and it wasn't bad at all. So I guess it doesn't always tear again, although I have the same fear because of all the scar tissue that was left behind last time.