i was watching a video yesterday of woman giving birth and i saw the doctor cut the woman down their while the babys head was showing..
why'd they do that? =/
does that happen to everyone when the babys stuck or something??
im getting scared now of giving birth =(
do the woman feel when they do that to them??
if its happend to you how'd it feel?
Answer by ckmomof2 at 4:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2009Credits: 71 Level 5
Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Look up episiotomy (sp?) on google. They do it if you are tearing to control the tear. They do not do it to everyone. If you have an epidural you do not feel it.
Answer by Carajust at 4:48 PM on Jan. 11, 2009Credits: 1950 Level 15
It's called an episiotomy and OB's should never routinely do them. A natural tear is easier to heal and a cut increases your risk of 3rd or 4th degree tears (tearing from hole to hole). Think of the perineum as a piece of cloth. If you stretch or pull a piece of cloth, it isn't too easy to tear although it can. BUT if you give the cloth a cut, then pull/stretch it it tears a lot easier.
If you are giving birth naturally, you would feel it but it is NOT a necessary procedure. You can do perineal massages to help prevent tears and then during delivery put pressure on the perineam and give birth squatting or sitting to have gravity help. :)
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