I get lots of questions about perineal tears - how they happen, how to prevent them, and how to heal them - so I want to answer as many of those as I can for you today.
In this episode you'll learn about risk factors that can increase your chances of having a tear, strategies to prevent them, and how they can affect current and future pregnancies.
We'll walk through the four different types of lacerations and how common each one is. I'll also tell you what healing can look like for third & fourth degree tears since these are a bit more complicated to repair, and touch on incontinence and other issues that may come up after a perineal laceration.
I'll also share why it's so important to have a provider that is comfortable doing the surgery to repair a third or fourth degree tear and why it may be okay for you to wait a few hours after your birth in order to get the best possible treatment.
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