Post # 92
Congrats on getting through it, OP, I am awed by your strength and resilience, and I understand your message of saying it’s not that bad, but the idea of that sort of tear, among many other things, still makes childbirth prohibitively terrifying.
Post # 93
This is precisely why I will never ever EVER have children.
Post # 94
WOW! thats a crazy story !!! I was in the room when my cousin gave birth and before she started pushing the doctor actually numbed her libia and slit her with a scapel so she would not tear and this allowed for them to sew her back properly, and i remember her even telling the doctor “put me back how you found me” LOL
did they not talk to you about cutting you before pushing ?
Post # 95
the cut you’re referring to is an episiotomy, and while they used to be standard, they are not routinely done anymore because it turned out they actually cause much worse tearing than just leaving the perineum intact! Case in point — myself. I needed an emergency episiotomy to help get the baby out ASAP, and that’s why I tore so badly. After all, which is easier to rip in half – a piece of paper that is intact, or a piece of paper with a notch cut into it? Alas, episiotomy did me no favors haha 😛
Post # 96
Oh Wow , I didn’t know all that . But thank God you were able to get through it !