Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 17th, 2017, 11:34 AM   31
second.time
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 563
Just wanted to update this thread now that I have my own experience. To recap, I had a third-degree episiotomy and a resulting third-degree tear with my first. I just had my second son, 4.5 years after the first, and I ended up with a second-degree episiotomy and some second-degree tearing. I went natural and drug-free this time, no epidural. The baby's head wasn't coming out because the scar tissue from my first episiotomy wasn't tearing, so when the doctor asked if it would be OK for him to perform an episiotomy, I ended up saying yes ... I'd been in labor for 23 hours and just wanted things to be over with! I'm not thrilled with a second-degree but happy to have avoided another 3rd or 4th degree. I'm 8 days post-partum and the swelling and pain has gone down a lot, I'm feeling positive about my recovery so far.



 
Status: Online
 
Old Jul 19th, 2017, 10:55 AM   32
sarah1980
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,380
Congratulations on your new little bundle! Thanks for updating, I had an episiotomy first time round too so this thread has been interesting for me. Mine took a very long time to heal and still aches from time to time but I will pop back in and update with the outcome of birth #2 in a few weeks time!

Sarah xxx



 
Status: Online
 
Old Jul 21st, 2017, 00:37 AM   33
WackyMumof2
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Napier, New Zealand
Posts: 204
I had an emergency section with DS1 but when I had a VBAC for DS2 and DS3, I just had minor grazes which the midwife was shocked about because they were both almost 9lb!! I hadn't even done any perennial massage either. This time around, I do worry about anything more than a graze because I don't know if I should expect a lot of pain or not. Labour, birth and pooping myself doesn't scare more but tearing does.



 
Status: Online
 
Old Jul 21st, 2017, 10:00 AM   34
second.time
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 563
Quote:
Originally Posted by WackyMumof2 View Post
I had an emergency section with DS1 but when I had a VBAC for DS2 and DS3, I just had minor grazes which the midwife was shocked about because they were both almost 9lb!! I hadn't even done any perennial massage either. This time around, I do worry about anything more than a graze because I don't know if I should expect a lot of pain or not. Labour, birth and pooping myself doesn't scare more but tearing does.
If you were able to have two nine-pound babies with only grazes, I think you'll be just fine! It seems like you get LESS likely to tear with each birth. I'm a little jealous that you're able to avoid tears so well.



 
Status: Online
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
births , second third etc , tears

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



SEO by vBSEO