Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Zuni mountains, NM
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I've never heard this. I can't say I've btdt, since this is just my second. But, I had 4th degree tearing (into my rectum, sorry if this tmi) with my first. The dr. who stitched me up never said anything about a c-section for this one. I ran into him a couple of wks. ago, and he is totally supporting in my plan to have a homebirth this time. So, I think that it's something that depends on who you talk to.
FWIW, my midwife said she had a really difficult first l&d, including bad tearing, and for her second she drank 3 cups of RRL tea a day during her pregnancy. She said that her second birth was much better, with little to no tearing.
Christie ~ proud Mama to : 5/01, and : 3/07; and proud wife to my since 1992. We have 13 and 2 : It's looking more and more like either a farm or a zoo around here.