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post #21 of 24
Just reading & learning. With dd1 I had an episiotomy (very much unnecessary! : OB : ) so this time my midwives are going to do perennial support. I’m practicing different perennial-friendly positions for birth as well.

eta: sorry not UCing - got so absorbed in this thread that I forgot it's not what I'm doing this time. (blush)
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by beebaweewa View Post
I hardly ever post here but this one I wanted to answer because I too have a perineal tear that healed, um, not badly, but let's call it "differently". I don't know what degree it would have been called, though I'd love to know, but basically my perineum split all the way down to the rectal muscle but not into the muscle. It healed open, meaning my perineum is a 'V' now and the bottom of the 'V' basically touches the top of the hemmorhoid I got pushing out Baby #1 (with whom I tore).
I have this happening NOW, ds3 born 1/23 and I've been searching for answers. I'm glad I did a search and just kept reading through the many threads.

We need a book written on the woes of child birth both vaginal and c/c. We just are not told the truth about birthing trauma.

I researching having this "V" repaired b/c I truly do not like it at all and feel it is responsible for my multiple UTIs in the short 4wks PP that I am.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by fourgrtkidos View Post
What I've noticed makes the most impact on women's perineums is their nutritional status. GOOD NUTRITION= Good tissue and skin integrity. EAT WELL! EAT oils.... good ones like virgin olive oil and coconut. Take fish oils and evening primrose oils.... add flax seed to your diet.... use it in baking, grind it into smoothies..... KEGEL< KEGEL< KEGEL!!!!!!
I was just going to suggest oils.
post #24 of 24
Oh I am so relieved that my post birth perineum is normal. I also have a "V". Just a tiny one, like maybe a 1/2 inch or less. I have been wondering if this would be a problem in the future. DD shot out after her head was there for a minute but I do not remember consciously pushing her out, it was totally my body on auto pilot, and it felt really, really good (maybe orgasmic?).

I wanted to add that I was in a birth pool for pushing. I instinctively rubbed all around DD's head (sort of lightly on my tissue) as she was starting to crown. The only place I could not reach was were I tore. I wonder if the rubbing helped blood flow to were it needed to be and helped me stretch. I remember reading somewhere while pregnant that it makes sense a woman's vulva needs to be engorged to properly stretch (just like a man's penis needs to be engorged to stretch). Just some thoughts I my birth I wanted to share.
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