Please answer my poll!!

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by kanga, Jan 30, 2011.

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Did you do perennial massage pre-labour, and did you tear during delivery?

  1. Did massage - no tearing

  2. Did massage - 1st degree tear

  3. Did massage - 2nd degree tear

  4. Did massage - 3rd degree tear

  5. Did massage - 4th degree tear

  6. Didn't massage & didn't tear

  7. Didn't massage - 1st degree tear

  8. Didn't massage - 2nd degree tear

  9. Didn't massage - 3rd degree tear

  10. Didn't massage - 4th degree tear

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  1. kanga

    kanga Mummy Wummy

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    Hi Mummies :flower:

    I'm sorry if this has been asked lots before but I am wondering how effective perennial massage is. Also how common tearing is. So I have set up a little poll.

    Thank you for reading! xx
     
  2. kc1980

    kc1980 Well-Known Member

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    I did it before the birth and still tore. So for me it didn't help but I did have a 48 hr labor and DD was back to back...
     
  3. xnmd1

    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    i did it, but ended up having an episiotomy, so not sure wether i would have still tore or not

    x
     
  4. Lightworker

    Lightworker Well-Known Member

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    Perineal massage done irregularly and 2nd degree tear
     
  5. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I don't think a massage once a year will make any difference!

    :rofl: :rofl:
     
  6. Lyndz

    Lyndz Bella's Mummy

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    Didn't massage and i had a second degree internal tear.

    if it helps, stiching me back together and the healing of that wasn't painful at all. Now the outer grazing, now THAT was a bitch!
     
  7. vaniilla

    vaniilla Well-Known Member

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    I did it but had to have an episiotomy so have no idea :flower:
     
  8. ouchwithNo.2

    ouchwithNo.2 Well-Known Member

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    first baby : was cut for forceps but tore a little bit further (not too bad)
    second baby : 2nd degree tear, no intervention but waterbirth so supposedly softens up down there anyway??!!
     
  9. rainbows_x

    rainbows_x Mummy.

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    I didn't massage and had a 2nd degree tear. x
     
  10. Bambi1985

    Bambi1985 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't massage. Didn't have a perennial tear but had a labial one instead.
     
  11. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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    didnt massage and didnt tear x
     
  12. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon SAHM to Rhys

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    i didnt massage but my notes say i had a first degree tear, though midwife called it a graze!! didnt have stitches xx
     
  13. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I did it and didn't tear. I also did some other slightly odd things too though like massaging the area with EPO and putting EPO capsules up my hooha every night to moisturise the area! :blush: Worked though, I had the midwife asking me for tips because she was pregnant with her first! :haha:
     
  14. Kitten-B

    Kitten-B Mum of 2 gorgeous boys :)

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    I really meant to massage (even bought the gel from mothercare) but just couldn't bring myself to do it the way you are supposed to.

    Had 2nd degree tear but it really was fine. Didn't feel it happening, stitches weren't painful (although the midwife used a tampon while doing them which was the worst part) and healed fine without even thinking about them. Had no pain down there after the birth at all.
     
  15. tu123

    tu123 Well-Known Member

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    Did the massage with the perineal oil from MC for four weeks and was vigourous about it!

    Had a third degree tear with nearly 40 stitches which was re operated on over a week later.

    I think it is all very individual and i dont think i'll bother next time!

    LO was born at 7lb 15oz so was not even a big baby (even though she is a porker now!)
     
  16. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    Nope and nope. I couldnt reach let alone fiddle! :rofl:
     
  17. 2016

    2016 Mummy and Preggo with #2!

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    Did massage and got 2nd degree tear but I'd only massaged for one week cos LO arrived early. If nothing else it's good to do to get used to the sensation of pressure in that area.
     
  18. llsarahll

    llsarahll Mum to Ryan

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    I was cut with forceps so I don't know either lol xx
     
  19. Mumtobe20

    Mumtobe20 Well-Known Member

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    Didnt massage and didnt tear :)
     
  20. smokey

    smokey Mummy to a monkey

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    Didnt massage and only mostly grazed, I did get a tiny tear deeper inside that I got 1 stich in but that was all.

    I had the intention to massage but couldnt reach so asked hubby to help to which his reply was "forget it shove your own thumb up your arse" so I didnt bother :)
     

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