1st, dr in hospital cut episiotomy, resulted in 3rd, almost 4th degree tear. took over 30 stitches to repair. local shots of pain killer, repeatedly, but i still felt every stitch, although after the birth pain, it really didnt bother me so bad, i remember counting them as i felt them go in, LOL.
2nd, same dr, cut again, not so bad this time, local shot, didnt hurt so much this time, birth was great so i was in lala land anyways, i asked how many stitches he put in, he said, "dont know, not too many as i did them all with just one suture" so i think just 4 or so.
3rd, same dr, but he desided he learned something new, that cutting wasnt such a great idea, much bigger baby than my first, i had 2 small anterior tears, but i was still screaming from the pain of delivery that when he touched me i freaked out, so he said he wouldl skip the stitches he would have put. to do it over again, there is one of those that i really wish i had been stitched. never healed right.