Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Has anybody done the perineal massage??

Just curious and did it help to reduce the incidence of episiotomy and perineal tears during childbirth.

 
Leilany1019

Asked by Leilany1019 at 12:12 AM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (-3 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (2)
  • The perineal massage IS helpful! What is needed is a hot wash cloth applied to perineal right before head pops out. When the perineal is soft enough your doctor will stretch the perineal(not comfortable, but bearable) so that the head will NOT rip or tear that area! My 5 yr old was 8.2 lbs at birth. After the stretching I pushed that hefty baby out in 3 pushes, no rips tears or skid marks! Bottom line your body your choice, but its benefitial!!!
    ladyd6280

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 12:29 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Thank you, again !!
    Leilany1019

    Answer by Leilany1019 at 12:42 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN