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Episiotomies

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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The ACOG reccomends against routine episiotomies. A provider should always seek your informed consent BEFORE performing ANY procedure. Do not let anyone tell you the doctor decides. You have 100% autonomy over your body! 

 

http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2006/ACOG_Recommends_Restricted_Use_of_Episiotomies

http://members.efn.org/~djz/birth/obmyth/epis.htmlhttp://www.drmomma.org/2009/11/no-episiotomy-getting-through-birth-in.html?m=1 

http://www.acog.org/Resources_And_Publications/Committee_Opinions/Committee_on_Ethics/Informed_Consent 

 

There are things that you can do to reduce the risk of tearing/having an episiotomy. Here is a list of information on that subject, below. 

 

http://www.cafemom.com/group/117811/forums/read/17369174/Safely_birthing_a_big_or_any_sized_baby

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