For many Birth You Desire clients one of the most dreaded outcomes of childbirth are perineal tears or repairs due to an episiotomy. Perineal trauma is when the area between the vaginally opening and the anus is damaged, either torn or cut during childbirth.
Perineal lacerations during childbirth affect more than 65% of women in the United States. These lacerations range from minor to more significant repairs. Some women report long-term effects ranging from healing, scaring, and pain.