Truth: Women often tear during vaginal delivery.
Another Truth: tearing can be a part of normal, natural childbirth.
A Final Truth: There ARE things we can do to prevent tearing, and I’ve seen many of my patients (even first-time moms!) avoid tearing completely!
Part of my OB package is an L&D prep appt, but you can also make this a stand-alone appointment. Together, we’ll work through:
- a few labor positions that are best for YOUR body
- teaching your partner a few hands-on techniques to help ease pain AND create space for the baby to get in a great position
- teaching you a few things to help prepare your pelvic floor for delivery, which will help prevent or minimize tearing.
Childbirth is beautiful – let’s do what we can with the things you CAN control so that you feel empowered, prepared, and knowledgeable for what’s to come.
What’s one thing you WISH someone would have told YOU?👩🏻🍼