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Can/would a nurse midwife ever do an episiotomy?

If they decided one was needed? Do they ever think they are needed or is that just a thing doctors do?

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Asked by Isaidit at 11:14 PM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • yes they do them if necessary but not routinely assome doctors do

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 11:24 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Most of the time they wouldn't because tears heal better, just a little harder to stitch. But they also are more actively involved in helping the baby come out slower, reducing the risk of tears. But I have never gone to a midwife that is in a doctor's office or hospital, so I am not sure about if they work with a doctor what they do.

    Answer by reflect1light at 11:25 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • The less "OB-type ones" prefer to help moms keep their perineum intact~ women don't need that stuff.

    Answer by doulala at 11:34 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • The answer to that question will depend on whether you get a MED-wife or a true midwife.

    Answer by squish at 4:26 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

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