How was your labor experience? im scared about the tearing, i have been doing the Kegel's excercises.
at 12:00 PM on Jan. 21, 2011
Jademom07 is right. My doctor went straight to the episotomy. He said I was starting to tear anyway and it's easier to stitch a straight line rather than a jagged one. I think that when it comes time to deliver you really aren't going to be worried about tearing so much as getting the baby out. It's really nothing to be scared of and it's pretty easy to recover from. You're going to drive yourself crazy if you dwell on it. However I suppose if you really want to try the trainer there's no harm in it.
More than those examples is the *way* mom labors.
If you prefer an intact perineum, work for an instinctual-natural delivery.
Get off your back, move freely, etc. Lots of ways Mother Nature/God set up for us to care for ourselves...
My favorite is that moms don't tear into their own hands.