Did anyone else tear when they gave birth? At the time, the paramedics thought I hadn't torn. But later in the ED, I had to get stitches in three places. I don't know how bad the tears were - no on really told me and it was kind of hectic - but at least one is a big puffy scar now that the stitches have fallen out. It doesn't hurt unless I touch it and then it's a little tender. I tore with DD1, but it was a lot less because I didn't push her out so quickly and I don't remember having the big puffy scar. When DD2 was born I pushed her out as fast as I could.
Is there anything I can do to get the tears to heal up more nicely? Will I be more prone to tearing again now that I've got like, five scars in my vagina?