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if you tore with your first baby

does it mean you will tear with future babies?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:22 AM on Jul. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (7)
  • No, it does not. There are things that you can do to prevent tearing too.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 12:22 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • I had a huge episiotomy with my first and no tearing with either of the other two babies.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:24 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • No. Each pregnancy/birth is a different, unique experience. There are some (very few) things that might happen every time because of the way your body is (some women don't produce the right hormone mix to start labor on their own, some have bad migraines during every pregnancy, etc.), but for the most part, you can't count on any past experiences to tell you how future ones will be. :)
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:25 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • No. I didn't tear with my first, but the doctor chose to do an episiotomy. I never tore or had one done with my 4 following babies.
    Desi_Momof4

    Answer by Desi_Momof4 at 12:25 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • Not at all.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:26 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • I tore with both babies I.hope it won't happen this time
    ms.keisha17

    Answer by ms.keisha17 at 1:34 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • No!!
    It's more about how you labor & push than anything else.

    I did tear with my first (smaller) baby pretty badly. :-(

    With my next, I learned how to have a better birth to avoid tearing. It worked! (My baby was bigger: 10-pounds, too!)

    Best wishes!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:58 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

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