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Old Aug 28th, 2010, 14:00 PM   1
PaiytonsMummy
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3rd degree tear.....


i had a third degree tear with my first baby, which was pretty bad, tore a few muscles and it took months to heal completely.
since being pregnant again the scar has really started to ache and feel swollen, the further along i get the worse it gets.
midwifes have told me i have a slightly higher risk of tearing again
Just wondering if anyone has had this and gone on to have a normal delivery, im just soo worried that when the baby gets too heavy i am going to struggle walking

any replies are greatly appreciated thanks x



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2010, 14:11 PM   2
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sorry no advice but did not want to read and run. my friend had a bad tear with her first and second was fine. she had water birth second time round which is meant to have a lesser chance of tearing



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Old Aug 28th, 2010, 14:14 PM   3
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When you go in labour the mw delivering your baby should watch your
perenium and if they think you are going to tear again, they should give
you an episiotomy (where they cut you before you tear) which will heal
much quicker than a tear.

I had an episiotomy with my first, as she was 9lb 11oz and just too big
to come out. It stopped hurting within about 2wks and i had sex after
4wks and it had completely healed, no soreness, felt like normal again.

Maybe ask your mw at your next appointment if you could have it written
in your notes to keep an eye on your perenium during labour due to previous
tear. x



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2010, 14:34 PM   4
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thanks ladies, i have a consultant appt at 36 weeks so the tear can be checked, then i will be given my options (if i want a c-section or not) but i dont really want to have one.
I will be sure to get my midwife to put it in my notes thanks again x



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2010, 14:38 PM   5
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Your welcome hunni, hope all goes well for you.
Although obviously iam nervous about the birth, and
being cut again, i know that it doesnt take that long to heal
and will be much better than them letting me tear, i will
ask for it at the time too. x



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2010, 16:08 PM   6
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i have a second degree tear, and i noticed on my second pregnancy i got alot of pains in that area and i got very swollen there too, wasnt very nice at all



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2010, 13:30 PM   7
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hi i had a 4th degree tear with my 1st baby and this time i dont have a choice, i have to have a csectio =(. a 3rd degree isnt quite as bad so hopefully u wont need to have one, whatever happens, hope all goes well 4 u!



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2010, 17:13 PM   8
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Hi Hun. I posted something siimilar a month or so ago.. I had a 3rd degree tear with my first and it was really quite bad. I did get cut but it tore the rest of the way.
I never had my check up appointment afterwards (never got one) and now its an awful mess.
Ive had a consultant appointment to discuss options and shes recommended I have a csection just because of a few problems ie pain, leaks when i sneeze/laugh/cough and also pain and bit of bleed when having a 'number2' (TMI!)
I didnt think Id want one at all, with all the pain naturally it is still special and enjoyable :S but when I think of how it felt for months, the pain and when you go for a wee ...*shudders* I think itd proably be best to have one.
Ive got another appointment when im 28 weeks to let them know what I decide.
But i do think Ill have one...and you get your baby sooner and you know exactly when! No going 16days overdue like I did last time!
I wasnt far off needing a blood transfusion and I lost precious time with my baby while I was in theatre so I think the csection may be best!
Good luck with whatever you decide. The consultant can tell you more and make a recommendation. (i said if they tell me to have one I will do, if not I dont know what to choose, but she said have one and i think she knows best )
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 00:28 AM   9
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Hi
I had a third degree tear with number 2, (10lb 6oz).

23 months later I was back in the hospital delivering #3. THis time though, the midwife and consultant said that I needed to be induced a little early (it ended up on my due date) so the baby wasn't too big again. She was 9lb 4oz (so a little smaller).

I didn't ahve a problem and the delivery was super quick - like 2 hours from the drip being put in place, and she flew out - literally - the midwife had to turn and catch.
I am sure there was a reason that I got a male midwife who played sports. Not sure what would have happened otherwise as we all thought that I had hours to go. They hadn't even checked to see how dialated I was.

Talk to them.
Make sure that your history is on your records. If you want a natural delivery then ask that they induce you early and try and ensure that you get a 'well trained experienced' midwife who has seen it all before.

Good luck.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 10:00 AM   10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamatoble View Post
Hi
I had a third degree tear with number 2, (10lb 6oz).

23 months later I was back in the hospital delivering #3. THis time though, the midwife and consultant said that I needed to be induced a little early (it ended up on my due date) so the baby wasn't too big again. She was 9lb 4oz (so a little smaller).

I didn't ahve a problem and the delivery was super quick - like 2 hours from the drip being put in place, and she flew out - literally - the midwife had to turn and catch.
I am sure there was a reason that I got a male midwife who played sports. Not sure what would have happened otherwise as we all thought that I had hours to go. They hadn't even checked to see how dialated I was.

Talk to them.
Make sure that your history is on your records. If you want a natural delivery then ask that they induce you early and try and ensure that you get a 'well trained experienced' midwife who has seen it all before.

Good luck.
I asked my consultant about this and he said that he wouldnt do it because even if i have the slightest tear it will rip mall the way and will be difficult to heal because of all the scar tissue =( although i am scared about the csection I would rather have it than be totally incontinent.



 
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