I had a lot of tears but no snip, sucked to heal but I'm glad he didn't cut.
Yeah. I doubt they'll take heed. Also like the person who was interviewed in the article I had an OB who "enever performed episiotomies". I pushed three times and the doctor cut me and I didn't even OK it. I also had a long labor (17 hours and 4 hours of pushing because of being told to lay on my back). I actually ended up squatting and pushing my son out after four pushes .
My OB told me when I was pregnant the first time, 5 years ago, that in her experience, a tear heals faster than cut. I have yet to meet anyone who had her who had an episiotomy, whether they chose drug-free or the traditional-medical route.
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