BTDT - Episiotomy Vs Tearing
Find a Conversation
|Sat, 04-16-2011 - 6:20am|
wasn't quite sure where to post this but I hope lots of people see it here.
I'm about to get my birth plan out and make modifications to re-use it; and I was wondering about this. Even though I've technically BTDT I never even got to pushing stage, so my nether regions are just as before "childbirth". I think I lean towards saying "no episiotomy please, I'd rather tear naturally" as I've read that natural tears heal quicker/easier than a cut.
What are your experiences? If you had an episiotomy, what was the reason for it (the only one I can see is the use of forceps)? Did it heal alright? Would you rather they hadn't done it? - And the other way around: If you tore during labour, how bad was it / what was the reason if that's possible to answer? Would you have preferred an episiotomy if you had severe tears?
I look forward to reading about your experiences and opinions!