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|01-01-2013 10:52 PM|
That's a great link. I just saved it so I can add it to my list of things to teach DP about
|12-30-2012 08:18 AM|
Try this link...
|12-30-2012 08:07 AM|
thanks phathui5, the second link showed up as error on page.
|12-29-2012 01:57 PM|
From the UK:
I usually avoid the Skeptical OB, but this post has good pictures that show how to tell how bad a tear is:
|12-29-2012 08:58 AM|
thank you! you all are wonderful!
|12-29-2012 07:15 AM|
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/.
|12-28-2012 11:49 PM|
|ananas||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.|
|12-28-2012 10:36 PM|
|CrunchyMom05||A family member of mine needed stitches after her home birth. She went into hospital for suturing then returned to her bub at home.|
|12-28-2012 09:52 PM|
"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.
|12-28-2012 01:27 PM|
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.