Depends on what you want. I haven't done mine and I would not. But I won't be tearing/cut, I am an intact perineum kinda gal forever more!! lol
I was stitched when I had 2nd degree tears.
They normally stitch you up. It depends on where the tear is and what degree. The better question (I think, anyway) is HOW to mitigate the risk of tearing or of having an episiotomy! : ) HERE is a link with info on that! : )
Quoting amy31308:Yes normally they stitch you up if you need stitches.
How to you determine a need?
I got an episiotomy and was stitched.
I didn't tear, I had what they said was the equivilant of a scratch. The first time they singed it. The second time they allowed it to heal on its own!
I was stitched up. But i tore almost to my cervix.......it hurt like hell.
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