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post #21 of 35
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Thanks I'll have to dig my book out.
post #22 of 35
I'm not an UC but I had something similar happen. I had an episiotomy with dd1 due to falling heartrate. With dd2 I had just a small tear that didn't even require stitches. She came out after just a few pushes but was a smaller baby. So after I healed I noticed a long skin tag near the bottom part of my vag. opening where the old epi scar was/is. I haven't talked to my midwife about it yet but I plan to. It doesn't seem to affect anything but it sure wasn't there before. It's been over a year since her birth so I guess it's there to stay.

I hope you get some answers. I just wanted you to know you are not alone.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by kavamamakava
Thanks I'll have to dig my book out.
Cool, you have it. I was hoping you would. If not, I'll type out the recipe for you. Susan Weed is so awesome!!!!! That paste really make all the difference to my sweet perineum.
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by USAmma
So after I healed I noticed a long skin tag near the bottom part of my vag. opening where the old epi scar was/is. I haven't talked to my midwife about it yet but I plan to. It doesn't seem to affect anything but it sure wasn't there before. It's been over a year since her birth so I guess it's there to stay.
I had this happen too. I didn't tear in my perineal area, but I tore inside the birth canal and then had a big perineal hematoma. It got much smaller, but then I was left with this extra flap of skin that really annoyed me when I felt it while wiping because it wasn't supposed to be there, darn it! Then with my second birth, I tore a fair amount and needed about 10 stitches. When that was all healed, the floppy skin tag was gone, which pleased me greatly.
post #25 of 35
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I had a skin flap removed as the initial tear was healing (about 2 weeks after the birth). There is a large scar and a keloid where the hematoma was. It's a mess in there.
post #26 of 35
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If it's not super long, could you type the recipe? I'm not sure where my book is. I do have a paste that my midwife made under the direction of Susun Weed. But I think it's a bit different from the one in the book.
post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by Viola
I had this happen too. I didn't tear in my perineal area, but I tore inside the birth canal and then had a big perineal hematoma. It got much smaller, but then I was left with this extra flap of skin that really annoyed me when I felt it while wiping because it wasn't supposed to be there, darn it! Then with my second birth, I tore a fair amount and needed about 10 stitches. When that was all healed, the floppy skin tag was gone, which pleased me greatly.
re: skin tags
I didn't get a skin tag--but--my mws said it was possible that I might develop one, and if I did, and if I deemed it annoying, it would be super-simple to go to the OB/GYN and have the extra skin cauterized off. My mws made it seem like no big deal, and that it happens, and can be fixed.

HTH
post #28 of 35
if it has healed apart comfrey will not tack it back together-- we have tried this the tissue still has to be somewhat raw on the sides still. we have had women who did not want to be stitched call us 2 days later wanting stitches and we have done it and used comfrey to help it heal together and it worked so well we couldn't see even where the tear was originally. but I have tried to put something together that was already healed and no go you could try it but I recommend keeping your appointment with the doc so you can have it repaired if the comfrey doesn't work.

Also I think that I should say that comfrey has some controversy in recent years it turns out that a hybrid commercially grown organic comfrey is high in toxic alkaloids so if you can get some that is from old stock and grown in north country then it would be best and low in toxic PAs
post #29 of 35
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I'm thinking I'll need the comfrey even AFTER I get it repaired. I don't know why it came apart anyway.
post #30 of 35
For some sitz baths now you could do some uva ursi or manzinita leaves with some lavender flowers and some yarrow. so the leathery leaves you can bring to a boil then shut off and let some lavender and yarrow steep strain through a dish cloth or an old tee shirt and put into a tub or a basin you can sit in we use about 2-3 hands full of the manzinita and yarrow and just 1 of the lavender. and we re-use the herbs for a second batch.

Before you put the herbal liquid into a basin fill it up in the bath tub and then sit in it so you can see how much water you displace you don't want to find out with the herbs and waste them. what ever amount of liquid stays in the tub is how full you can get it.
there are many herbal combos you can use I mention these because they will increase circulation, anti-inflammatory and astringent, antiseptic and smell pretty good as well. We had one dad who had some surgery and ended up using the soaks as well he really liked it.
If it were later in the spring in the north country I might use something like plantain leaves instead of yarrow and sweet melilotus instead of lavender because it is just so delightful and would be fresh.
post #31 of 35
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I wouldn't know where to collect those. Is it possible to buy manzanita at a store? Maybe a mexican shop? What do they call it?
post #32 of 35
I hope you get this all worked out soon!
post #33 of 35
I just pick it off bushes if you don't know where to get it then uva ursi will do they are in the same family and have similar attributes use one or the other which ever you can find.
post #34 of 35
when I lived in Portlan and Vancouver comfrey grew in the cracks of sidewalks it was so common and abundant. The primary weed being blackberries then somewhere in there is comfrey and saint john's wort.
So if you live in the north country but don't know your plants there should be an herb store or an herbalist to be found in the region -- what you want is some loose green bulk herbs.
post #35 of 35
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Thanks I've seen comfrey around but not manzanita
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