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Postnatal Recovery

Healing the hot mess after baby

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

At some point most pregnant women begin to wonder how the heck will my baby fit through my vagina and what damage will be done to me in the process?! Let's look at the approximate stats for Australian women firstly: 25-27% experience no tearing at all 23-25% have a very minor vaginal tear or graze that often does not require stitches, healing on its own  26% of women have a perineal tear that may need to be stitched 20% of women will receive a surgical cut to the perineum called an episiotomy  2% of women endure the most severe form of perineal...

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