Because she is my best friend I had the confidence to ask a squirmy
question—didn’t you get an episiotomy? I thought this was just common
practice when a woman was delivering.
It is not so unusual to have babies a year and a half or two years
apart. What really stuns me are the women who are pregnant when their
babies are only a month or two old.
Few people talk about the healing time your body will need after birth, but you should make sure you take the time to let it heal. Birth will take its toll, and you’ll probably be sore from head to toe afterwards.
Unfortunately, there are some instances when your body cannot handle a certain condition and it might need a bit of medical assistance to help labor along. One such method of assistance is an episiotomy.
It's an amazing experience to bring a baby into the world, so it's normal for pregnant women to look forward to giving birth.
While dehydration is not typically a problem thanks to IV fluids, fear of urinating may cause a woman who has just given birh to refrain from heading off to the bathroom too quickly.
Once the baby has moved through the birth canal and out of the vagina,
the labor process is almost over. However, a few more contractions are
needed to detach the uterus and push out the placenta. Afterwards, the
woman's uterus will change size, shape and feeling.
The female vagina is able to stretch to great lengths in order to allow a baby to move out of the body. When the vaginal opening does not appear large enough to pass a baby’s head, doctors may choose to perform an episiotomy, an incision that widens the vaginal opening.
An episiotomy is a surgical procedure done usually with scissors and made into the perineum, the skin, muscles and area between the vagina and the rectum with the goal to enlarge the vaginal opening during delivery.
Many women experience perineal soreness, pain around the vagina and
rectum, after giving birth. Perineal soreness is common, especially if
you gave birth vaginally or an episiotomy or vaginal tear was created
While the female body is perfectly created to give birth to children, there will be times when Mother Nature needs a bit of help. The use of operative procedures during a vaginal delivery is just like giving a little boost to mom’s birthing process.