1. Herbal bath 2x a day for about 3 days- with comfrey leaf, witch hazel, sea salt, lavender, rosemary(fresh).
2. Keep your legs closed and lay down as much as you can.
3. Frozen maxi pads w/witch hazel(check!)
4. Homeopathic Arnica taken every time you pee- 3 pellets. 30ch or 200ch(depending on how bad the tear is-the higher the number the stronger it is).
For the birth- you can try using oil and hot compresses to help have minimal tearing. A midwife I know uses comfrey oil at time of birth and says it's awesome with the "ring of fire" and lessens the chance of tearing. Also pushing with the urge and not "purple pushing" when someone tells you to is most likely going to help with minimal tearing. I found that out with my second birth- 1 pound larger baby- face/brow presentation and he descended and came out in 2 "grunt" pushes.....not a single tear, just a skid mark from his chin