I had 2nd degree tears with both my births and no stitches for either. Both healed fine. I was very careful not to spread my legs, sit cross legged, go up and down stairs much, etc for 2+ weeks. I used a peri bottle each time I peed and had several sitz baths as well. All looks as good as new 4 weeks out this time around!
4/20/09 at 4:55pm