I gave birth 17 days ago at home and had a minor perineal tear. It could have used 1 or 2 stitches, but I didn't want them and my midwives agreed that it might just heal together on it's own. Well, I don't think it is healing together. It's healing all right, but I don't think it's staying together. I'm cool with that, but what are the implications of having a permanent notch in my perineum? I had a minor peri-urethral tear with my first baby, but that just meant that I have a lip seperated, which is completely cosmetic. Any thoughts/info?