Whitney - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Is anyone doing perineal stretching to prevent episiotomies?
I am having my second in June and my last delivery, I had an episiotomy which I explicity requested not happen. I was beyond pissed when I found out afterward as I didn't feel it at the time he made the incision and he didn't say anything. I feel like this time (with a different doctor who is much more respectful to my wishes) I have a better chance of avoiding even a tear if I do perineal stretching which I hadn't even heard of last time.
So I'm curious, have any of you had success with this in past pregnancies? Any tips?