I had stitches with #1 as I tore. He had his hand up alngside his face when he was born. I didn't need any with #2 becasue I didn't tear at all. Doesn't necessarily happen with the second just because it did with the first.
Andrae,WA - Liam, Siobhan and Erin
Small tear and 1 stitch with DS (7 pound 5 oz)
Not so much as a graze with DS (8 pound 11 oz)
But have friend who has had stitches with all 4 of hers. Episiotomies for first 3 and really bad tear with No. 4. Heard from midwife friend that she probably had bad scar tissue.
kylan and jayda, keeping me on my toes!
tay 4.11.02 jack 26.04.05 grace 17.09.07
i didn't get stitches either i had a slight graze (which still made it hard to go to the toilet). bub was 8lbs 9oz.
due for #2 on 2nd Dec 2007 hoping not to tear this time.