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#1 of 10 Old 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, if DH agrees to a UC, if I tear, how do we deal with that? Does DH have to learn to stitch it up if its too big?  I didn't tear with my last two (well I did with my second, but didn't need stitches), but I'd like to be prepared for anything.

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"Does DH have to learn to stitch it up if its too big?"

 

No; I would not recommend getting stitches from someone who doesn't have experience with suturing, especially in such a sensitive area. 

 

If you have a tear that you think needs stitches, I would ask a friendly midwife for help, otherwise you need to go to the hospital for stitching.


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A family member of mine needed stitches after her home birth. She went into hospital for suturing then returned to her bub at home.

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I definitely wouldn't have anybody but a trained professional do stitches. I would have a back-up plan including a midwife or hospital in case you need something such as suturing done.

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Firstly know your tears. I'm comfortable w/ treating a first degree tear on my own, w/ ice & honey. Anything above that & I would go in to the ER. They do stitches all the time & developing a fistula or prolapse of some kind is not something I'm comfortable w/.


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thank you! you all are wonderful!

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From the UK:

http://www.clinicalguidelines.scot.nhs.uk/National%20Guidelines/PERINEAL_PROCEDURETOOL_SEPT08.pdf

 

I usually avoid the Skeptical OB, but this post has good pictures that show how to tell how bad a tear is:

http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/02/vaginal-tears.html 


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thanks phathui5, the second link showed up as error on page.

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That's a great link. I just saved it so I can add it to my list of things to teach DP about thumb.gif


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