Brittany - posted on 04/25/2012 ( 142 moms have responded )
I'm currently pregnant with baby # 2, and not quite sure whyyy this is bothering me so much, but I've been researching like a crazy person.
With my first I didn't tear, or have an episiotomy. Although I also pushed for over 4 hours..
When I was pregnant with him, the thought didn't even cross my mind, the possibility of tearing was never presented to me, until after I had him I didn't realize how lucky I was not to have torn. I was also only 17 at the time and didn't do any research...
My question to mommy's is - if I didn't need to be cut or didn't tear the first time, can I expect the same this time?
How did you feel after a tear/cut? Should I insist on one or the other?
Thanks in advance!