I gave birth 10 weeks ago to a gorgeous little girl. My ob gyn insisted I had to be induced because I had started to lose amnio fluid a few days before my due date, and my cervix had barely thinned out by that point.
I was in labor for 18 hours and when it came time to push, everything seemed to be going just fine. My doctor didn't tell me the baby was in distress or that my body was, for whatever reason, incapable of handling the birthing process naturally.
I was so caught up in the chaos of contractions and pushing that I barely noticed when he took a scissor and began snipping down there. As a result of the episiotomy, I needed 12 stitches.
I'm only now beginning to read up on episiotomies and whether it was even necessary for my doc to perform this procedure. My husband and I have tried to have sex several times and the pain is unbearable. It actually feels like something is blocking his penis from entering me.
Went back to the Dr to get checked out. It turns out I have pretty bad scar tissue, which could be to blame for the painful intercourse.
Is this normal? Would it have been better to tear naturally?