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View Poll Results: How did you tear with your first?
I tore badly (define how you want) 47 22.07%
I had a small tear- not that bad 112 52.58%
I didn't tear 54 25.35%
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#61 of 70 Old 09-14-2008, 11:39 AM
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I tore up and was severly swollen for a few days which made walking difficult, however, I was still much better off then any of my friends that had epis.
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#62 of 70 Old 09-15-2008, 04:50 PM
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I had a 2nd degree. Basically UCed so no one told me to push. I just let my body push ss out. I couldn't believe I tore. I was in no pain during or after from it except for a little but of swell that I felt PP when sitting down on something hard.
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#63 of 70 Old 09-15-2008, 08:52 PM
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I didn't tear for either. My first was in hospital with coached pushing but it was all natural so I felt the urge to push. I did have some skid marks which is just really stretched skin. My doc was going to give me and episiotomy but I told him I would rather tear in the middle of pushing. It was a good thing he listened to me because if he didn't I would have needed stitches to sew up his cut. My second was a UC and I had just skid marks again.

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#64 of 70 Old 09-16-2008, 01:11 AM
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Little Colin decided that he was feeling shy and came out with his hand next to his face, so I had a first degree tear with one stitch that could be considered second degree. If it wasn't for the nuchal hand, I don't think I would have torn at all!

It's funny- in his ultrasound pics he had his hand/arm up, he came out that way, and even now he'll often throw his arm up over his face when he's BFing or just laying around. Weird!

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#65 of 70 Old 09-16-2008, 03:17 AM
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I had a 1st degree tear that healed without stitches and a labial tear that had 3 stitches put in. Homebirth on a birth stool - absolutely no coached pushing, but a HUGE pushing urge.
I've healed very well.

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#66 of 70 Old 09-16-2008, 11:58 AM
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I had 12 stitches with my first. never tore with the next 3 tho.
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#67 of 70 Old 09-16-2008, 12:36 PM
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2nd degree, 5 stitches, felt fine after a week so I voted "not that bad"
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#68 of 70 Old 09-18-2008, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View Post
I tore because they had me pushing when he hadn't fully turned so he was coming out sideways.
This happened w/my first too.
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#69 of 70 Old 09-21-2008, 11:54 PM
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I tore really really badly. The doctor tore me first, while I was pushing and now I know to take it slow. I rushed her out and pushed and pushed without letting her head stretch me. My vagina will bever be the same
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#70 of 70 Old 09-22-2008, 07:28 AM
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2nd degree tear but no stitches in that one. I also had a minor tear in the front and got 1 stitch over there. Front stitch area is no problem at all anymore, back tear is sometimes a little bit uncomfortable during sexual relations (KY jelly solves it!).
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