Hey all, I'm looking for some statistics and advice! I had a great labor with DS2, the only downside was the 3rd degree tear. I healed remarkably well and haven't had issues since. But since I have another baby on the way I am curious about how much I might tear this time. Would anyone like to share their tearing (ouch!) stories and how it affected subsequent births?
DS2's head was 14.5" and I was forced to push on my back. I will be pushing in a MUCH better position this time hopefully as I'm having a homebirth. At my last US the baby's head was measuring large, and I looked up some growth charts-- if it continues to grow at the same rate I'll be looking at a 14.5-15" head this time.