- 7 years ago
The laboring down post got me thinking about pushing and whether that had anything to do with tearing. So how did you push and did you tear?
For me I didn’t labor down, though whenever I was checked people commented on how low baby was so she might have been already down, and they made me hold my breath for 10 seconds while I pushed – it didn’t feel right to me to do it that way. I only pushed for 15-20 minutes but had a second degree tear. Also my lower abs still hurt sometimes, three months later, so I pulled them at some point, not sure if it was during pushing or after.