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Old 03-02-2011, 11:38 PM   #17
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Re: episiotomy vs tearing... which is "better"?

Tore with DS3, episiotomy with D4. It was in my birth plan I'd prefer to tear but he told me he was doing it as he was cutting. I had no time to object. The cut was way harder to recover from than the tear. As a pp said, it hurt for weeks and sex hurt for a year. It was horrible. My new MW warned me that I am more likely to tear now that I have had the cut but there are things we can do to minimize it, and she definitely would let me tear rather than cut. I am very glad for that.
Mom of six boys
DS(18)DS(15) DS(13) DS(5) DS(2) and Baby DS
who are the love of my life and the bane of my existence all wrapped up in one wonderful wacky package.
And wife to my amazing DH who supports me in all I do!
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