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Old 06-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Pixi6s

Avoid it yes, Never is a little strong. I pushed for 3 hours until my contraction basically stopped. For me no c-section ever. So they gave me PIT to restart my contractions and a episiotomy so that the baby could get out. He was born with old-man ringlets for pushing against my perineum for so it. It was too strong for him to tear it.

I have no doubt that if those steps weren't taken I would have had a c-section instead. In fact, I heard alot of comments from nurses that they couldn't believe I didn't end up with a c-section.

Good Luck!
Agreed re: never saying never. There are instances when (I believe) the episiotomy is appropriate.

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