Huggies Forum

Huggies® Ultimate
Newborn Nappies

Learn More

tearing Lock Rss

hi i had a 2nd degree tear with my first child, just wondering if you tear the same with number 2? or is the area more stronger

Kayla Elizabeth (10/1/06) Mummy''''s Angel

i had a 2nd degree with DS but i tore in about 3 different places. had a fair few stitches aswell. this time around with DD she was heavier but her head was 1cm smaller i had a 2nd degree as well but only tore in the one spot and i dont think it was as bad, alot less swelling and pain

DS 11/01/08 DD 20/12/2009

Hi there.
With baby #1 I had an episiotomy and stitches, baby #2 2nd degree tear and stitches, baby #3 a small tear which I asked to have stitched and baby #4 another tear which I also asked to have stitched (stitches hurt but make me feel like everything is in its place down there!) I must say the tears are getting better each time and now after birth I don't have many concerns with pain or swelling in the area.

hi, with baby #1 i tore as well and needed like 5 stitches #2 and #4 no tearing at all (and they were both bigger babies) and #3 i needed a ecs, so obviously no stitches down below lol

<a href=""><img src="">http://lil

I had a 2nd degree tear with my first, I blame my midwife and dr as they didn't coach me through getting his head out and I just pushed like a maniac to hurry it up. With my 2nd and 3rd I had fantastic midwives who told me when to pant and when to push, and I gave birth to 2 babies with bigger heads than my first with no tearing and no stitches.

There isn't alot you can do to prevent tearing, but make sure to listen to your dr and midwife, and try and breathe bub's head out, rather than pushing it out - easier said than done but IMO well worth an extra few seconds of the burning pain to avoid the stitches afterwards smile
Hey ya,

Due to fetal distress I had an episiotimy with my first, and I'm also wondering what to expect in regards to tearing etc with baby #2. I've been doing a bit of research, and thought you might find the following websites interesting/helpful. They explain what causes tearing, and offers some great tips on how to avoid any ripping during birth.

Hope they help smile -avoid-perineal-trauma-during-childbirth

<span class="emoticon smile">smile</span>]

Sign in to follow this topic