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Old 01-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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Re: perinial massage?

I've heard no, because it's unnatural (no other mammal does it), can introduce infection, and actually weakens it making it more vulnerable to tearing. Your body produces hormones when you are in labor to make it stretch during labor - not for weeks going up to it, so if you stretch it out without those hormones, you can create weak areas.

That said, I have no experience. DS1 was an epi birth, DS2 was a surprise breech.
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