post #21 of 21, that sounds awful!!!



Both of my babies were born from unmedicated (so no epideral), naturally occurring non induced births and I was stretched/pressure, etc (especially with baby #1) and still tore badly both times. I think their large size (9lbs each) was a contributing factor but mainly I think I tore so badly from pushing when I didn't feel like pushing (and pushing too fast after he crowned with baby 1) and being posterior with baby 2 possibly contributed as well.....who knows though.