Are you doing perineal massage?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Celesse, Dec 16, 2009.

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Who is doing your perineal massage?

  1. I'm a doing it myself.

  2. My OH / DH / significant other / good friend is doing it.

  3. OMG what are you talking about!!!!!!

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  1. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm 30 weeks today, which is the date when I told myself I would start doing the massage.

    Just wondering how many people are doing the massage and who is doing it?

    Also what are people using for it? Oil? KY? special perineal massage formula?
     
  2. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    I keep meaning to and then forget....I'm useless. Really, REALLY need to start doing it though! *eeek*

    I've bought KY jelly for the purpose.
     
  3. weffi82

    weffi82 Well-Known Member

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    i was told to start at 35 weeks, ive jyust been using baby oil as this is what my friend suggested!! fingers crossed it works as they say!
     
  4. Claire788

    Claire788 Mum to Gorgeous boy!

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    my OH is doing it for me, I end up aching and out of breath when I try and bend in half lol

    Im not sure whether we're doing it right, but somethings better than nothing i guess *shrug*!!
     
  5. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

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    I think they recommend almond oil for perineal massage. Personally I never did it and with my daughter only slightly grazed and with my son I had no grazing or anything. I am apparently very stretchy down there lol

    Knowing my luck I will get 2 times worth this time. xx
     
  6. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member

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    I kept thinking I'd do it but I just cant get there to do it lol
     
  7. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    i just couldnt bear the thought of doing it sorry/x
     
  8. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    My hospital STRONGLY recommends it from 34 weeks...

    Will try to get my husband to do it (hope it doesn't feel like sexual assault... :blush: ). Will get some almond oil or may use a little olive oil instead.

    Don't like the idea of it, but the thought of tearing or an episeotomy (sp?) appeals far less... :nope:

    Hope it works! :wacko:

    QT
     
  9. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    I'm really worried that if i get OH to do it he will get the wrong idea, then get disappointed he isn't getting sex, then sulk and then I'll feel guilty and end up promising him a blow job!
     
  10. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    I've bought some oil stuff to do it but can't quite bring myself to start - it sounds grim!

    I am such a wimp...
     
  11. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    :haha: (sorry! :winkwink: ).

    Husband will understand EXACTLY why he is doing it and where it is not leading BEFORE we start.... :winkwink:

    QT
     
  12. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    Not as grim as a tear/cut in your perineum and having it stitched afterwards... and then the stitches itching or it stinging when you wee... :wacko:

    (saying that, I will do the massage and probably STILL tear... whereas some of those that haven't done it wont... :dohh: :haha: )

    QT
     
  13. trish4

    trish4 Well-Known Member

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    My OH does it for me started about 2 weeks ago i`m using the Perinal massage oil from mothercare ....hope it helps i`m so scared of tearing.
     
  14. sophieee18

    sophieee18 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but, what is it? :shrug:
     
  15. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    If I thought it would get me sex, I'd tell my husband to start doing it now! LOL
     
  16. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    What you want sex and can't get it??? :wacko:

    QT
     
  17. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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  18. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    Yeah, my husband has... issues :blush: I feel lucky we were able to get pregnant at all!
     
  19. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    It's an intimate massage to help stretch your vagina ready for the baby passing through.
     
  20. leelee

    leelee Mammy to 2

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    I was told to start from 34 weeks. It was strongly recommended to me too.
     

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