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An episiotomy is usually an incision made in the perineum — the tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus — during childbirth. Although this procedure was once a routine part of childbirth, that’s no longer the case.
Your doctor might recommend an episiotomy if your baby needs to be quickly delivered. The chances are:
👉🏻Your baby’s shoulder is found stuck behind your pelvic bone
👉🏻Your baby has an abnormal heart rate pattern
👉🏻You need vaginal delivery using forceps or vacuum
🔳Incision might be more extensive than a natural tear
🔳Chances of Infection
🔳Pain during sex in the months after delivery.
You might get prescription medications or use an over-the-counter pain reliever or stool softener. However, pain-relieving creams or ointments aren’t effective for episiotomy wounds.
Contact your doctor if the pain intensifies, you develop a fever or the wound produces a pus-like discharge.
Remember, go into labor with an open mind. It’ll take time for the baby to stretch the vaginal tissues for the delivery.
Always ask your health care provider and choose the safest option for you and your baby.