I refused stitches with my 9lb 11oz baby, 2nd degree tear. Healed fine. Absolutely no problems. I also refused stitches with my 9lb baby 1st degree tear. He is only 12 days old, but I feel perfectly fine. Thses were my second and third children. The tears were well approximated with no swelling and very little bleeding. My first baby I had a jagged second degree tear with more swelling on one side then the other and I had it repaired due to that.
9/16/12 at 4:59pm