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Olive Oil

post #1 of 4
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I was recently told that using olive oil as a lubricant during sex during pregnancy (or even just using it to massage your perineum in the last three months) will help to reduce tearing during delivery.

 

Has anyone else heard this or done it with previous pregnancies? Opinions?

post #2 of 4

I have heard of this. I personally prefer coconut oil for the lovely scent and anti-yeast properties. I've never torn.

post #3 of 4
I use coconut oil as well.
post #4 of 4

coconut oil here as well. i'm all prepared for the worst in labor, but i'm doing all i can to prevent it. i slather that goodness all over me.

(first time mama, too!)

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