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Old 09-11-2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Ugh yes. The pain of fundal massage was much worse than labour pains for me after my first. I was fortunate not to tear with my third (first two I did) but after my last two I bled heavily and needed a shot of pit to get the placenta moving to slow things down. The afterpains hurt like a b$%$^$%!

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #12
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Did you know you could decline the stitches? You may not WANT to, but you can if you aren't bleeding profusely. Just letting you know it is an option if you want to explore it.

My tears all healed fine and I don't have any remaining pain or issues from them at all.
I asked when I had my first natural birth. It wasn't a bad one, just a little one-degree that needed just two or three stitches. But I did ask them, if I absolutely needed them and the midwife replied that if it hadn't been on the scar tissue from first epi, or if I had been a bit 'heavier' (my butt cheeks would have held it togeher better) that I didn't need them but stitches would help it heal just a bit faster.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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Re: Natural birth with a tear

I've had 5 children naturally and, too, felt like superwoman, until they started pushing on my belly and the stitches - I even yelled out - which I hardly did in labor.

Interesting about not getting stitches, I never thought about that.
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I had a natural birth with a tear this go round. Thank goodness I didn't need stitches. Don't think I could have handled any more pain down there at that point!
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I had a completely natural birth and needed 3 stitches along my old episiotomy was no big deal.
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I had to get stitches with DS1, and the only thing I remember hurting was the shot. DS2 I had some skid marks but didn't need stitches.
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My PP nurse literally jumped on my abdomen Q6 hours after birth. What the hell! I know I'm fat, but there was really no call for it as I wasn't passing clots or anything!
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I had a small tear, I think it ended up being 2 or 3 stitches. That part totally sucked. They had to put a couple books under me to get the right angle (born at home) and it was so uncomfortable! I am a very bite the bullet kind of person though so I just kind of put up with it. I remember when I was overdue and they were trying to sweep my membranes (my cervix was too high for them to really get it done) my midwife kept asking if it was uncomfortable, to tell them if they should stop, etc.. and I said something like "labor will be worse so I'm just gonna suck it up". The assistant midwife was like "oh, I can tel lyou're going to be a great birther".
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I asked when I had my first natural birth. It wasn't a bad one, just a little one-degree that needed just two or three stitches. But I did ask them, if I absolutely needed them and the midwife replied that if it hadn't been on the scar tissue from first epi, or if I had been a bit 'heavier' (my butt cheeks would have held it togeher better) that I didn't need them but stitches would help it heal just a bit faster.
Are you saying I have a big butt?

I'm so sorry, I had to LOL. That was hilarious.

I'm not actually offended, I just found it funny.

I don't have any scar tissue from any epis. But I am a small woman. 5'3" 115lbs not pregnant. So, I don't think it had to do with my butt being big... although.... you know, I have been told I have a ba-dunk-a-dunk! so who knows.
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