Ive been wanting to post this for a while but im a bit embarrassed. Not wanting to freak any first time mummys out here, but was just wondering if anyone else who has given birth before has had labia tears? the most common tears are perineal, TMI - but i was never stitched after having labia tears during my last birth, and its never really healed propperly, although its not painful at all. I have been left with a small hole on one side. I seen a doctor about it a few months after birth, but she told me that if it was to be stitched now, if i gave birth again it could rip even worse im 6 weeks away from giving birth and really worried. Ive been told a water birth will be beneficial due to this. Anyone else had it before ? i don't think its ever been mentioned on here, so i feel alone in this !! xx
One of my labia tore with my first - I always say I tore upwards! I was stitched but they made a hash of it and half of it seemed to get stitched away With my second I didnt tear at all, up or down. Fingers crossed you'll be ok too. I would make sure whoever delivers you knows about it though x x x
Me with my first I had quite bad labia tearing and had to be stitched and has never healed properly, has never caused any problems. I haven't spoke to a doctor but assume as it doesn't cause any problems there is no point in getting anything done!! You are not alone Hun x x
I never teared but I was cut to prevent tearing. I was stitched up but have scar tissue on the inside that has caused me trouble. Water births and giving birth in certian positions (i.e, standing up/kneeling on the side of a bed) is meant to prevent tearing. And massaging the perineum is meant to help (though I'm not doing that lol).
I tore with my first son and it never healed right. Not fun. With my second baby, my OB used a special oil to massage my perenium during labor and I didn't have any problems at all. In fact, it was a really wonderful birth the second time around!
popping in from 2nd tri
i had a 3rd degree tear, (down to my bum hole) and also a labia tear, they didnt stitch that it healed by itself. but the perineal tear they did becuase it was 3rd degree and did a rubbish job on it it splits open sometimes, just the tiniest bit, right at the top but causes so much pain. ive been trying to see a specialist to get it sorted.
i am already using a perineal lotion down there and putting it all over.
also all the waterbirths ive seen and the midwives ive asked have said that waterbirths do help becuase the skin is soft and more stretchy in the water?
hi i had a water birth and still had a labial tear on the left side! it was right through.it did not get sutured as the midwife did not realise how bad it was! i was in worse pain after a couple of days so i checked it and was horrified! Unfortunately nothing could be done to repair it as it had already began to heal apart. I went to my doctors and she referred me to the women's hospital in melbourne where they do reconstructive surgeries all the time and got put on a waiting list to have the operation. I am glad that i went to specialists as the tear was up near my clitoris and if just a midwife sutured it she could have damaged nerves. There is a risk that i can tear again but i feel much better about it now that it is repaired. Hope your second birth went well!
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