Perenium Advice

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steph-in-saint-pete-beach - July 15

I just mention this under what to pack for the hospital, but this way all will see. My midwife swears that Arnica gel from the health food store will keep your perenium from hurting so bad after va___al delivery with or without st_tches. It keeps the swelling down. She specificly said the gel not the cream so you dont have to rub it in when your all sore. Also, another weird thing she said was boil some tea, soak some maxis in them, store in a ziploc and freeze them for cold compresses. She is full of great advice.

 

ARD - July 15

Wonderful ideas!!! I'm going to definitely try some of those ideas!! Thanks!! :o)

 

Alycia - July 15

"Padsicles" are AWESOME. I made mine with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water and 2 Tbsp witch hazel. My perineum wasn't the sore part, though... I tore a little in the front instead.

 

steph-in-saint-pete-beach - July 15

Ouch! Witchazel, didnt think of that. Gonna make some of those up too. With my son i tore all the way to the back door. God I hurt so bad. I know its TMI but I would sit with a box fan on the coffee table b__wing between my legs. I had problems when I had a bm breaking through the st_tches and coming through the front door. I think it was the epi because I pushed to hard and too fast. With the midwife they lube you up with olive oil and gaurd your perenium as if it were their own so this round should be better. They swear By the Arnica Gel though.

 

MEO - July 15

aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! the mental picture is making me faint! So you think the excess tearing was probably related to excess pushing power? Yikes.

 

Alycia - July 15

Something to think about: I felt absolutely no pressure on my perineum during labor - I never had the "ring of fire" either. I think this is because I pushed my son out while kneeling. I was also in the water, but I think the position had more to do with that. My front tear was quite small, so I didn't need st_tches, and of course bowel movements didn't hurt at all. The typical back-leaning positions used in hospitals put MUCH more pressure on your perineum, in addition to preventing your pelvis from opening to its full capacity. I would definitely recommend trying an upright position given the opportunity.

 

steph-in-saint-pete-beach - July 15

Good advice, the midwife says do whatever feels right to you. They even had a lady give birth standing up like a horse. That what she did for a living was raise horses, she said good enough for them, good enough for her.

 

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