Has anyone had a tear and no stitches? I am almost 6 weeks pp, and didn't think I had a tear, but have had serious burning and yesterday I moved the wrong way and now I am bleeding... I am HORRIFIED at the thought of going in to get stitches. Is there a way to heal without?
I had a tear that wasn't sutured after giving birth that was slow to heal. It was still open at my six week post partum visit. My midwives suggested doing sitz baths with Myrrh. It is supposed to help skin cell granulation. Probably comfrey and some other common sitz bath herbs would be helpful to add to your bath too. It sounds like it probably healed (at least partially) and then got reopened, so I don't see why it wouldn't heal back up again.
Hope this helps!
thank you ladies! took your advice and went to see my mw yesterday, there is a teeny tear that is a tiny bit infected, I opted to decline antibiotics and try lots of garlic and comfrey salt plantain uva ursi baths, hopefully it'll work out.
No stitches needed, thank goodness.
Was the myrhh you used a powder? That is the only thing I could find at my local store...