How do you deal with tearing during birth?
Until you've given birth, it's difficult to imagine all the different things your body will be recovering from. One of them can be vaginal tearing. What are the best tips you've used to recover in this sensitive area during the months following birth?
I had an episiotomy with my first and tore with my daughter.I used Dermaplast.It's an antiseptic spray the hospital gave me and it also numbs it a little.They also gave me a squirt bottle that I would put warm water in to rinse off with.The Dermaplast also has aloe in it that helps it to heal and keeps it from feeling so dry and from pulling so bad.It's great for sunburns,scrapes,all sorts of things.
The cooling/numbing spray they gave me in the hospital was a lifesaver! I would spray it on sight and on my pad. I also used an ice pack on outside of undies, then put a second pair over it to hold in place for 10-20 mins. Took a good 4-6 weeks for all that area to calm down and heal.