Preventing & Treating Perineal Tearing and Stitches

Preventing & Treating Perineal Tearing and Stitches

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.

Handling Stress in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Handling Stress in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy and bringing your newborn home may offer some new challenges and many blessings.  The stress of strangers asking you personal questions and feeling out of control in your own rapidly changing body can be a very real challenge.  Bringing a new baby home to feed, diaper, and care for is yet another challenge.  No matter how well prepared you are there is always something unexpected to deal with.

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