thread: perrinial massage

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    perrinial massage

    just wondering if anyone has any advice or opinions on perrinial massage. it sounds like a great idea to me, just seems to make perfect sense.

    also, when do you start doing it? how many weeks pg?



    Linda

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Country NSW
    291

    Good topic.

    I am also interested to hear any info on this!!!

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004
    Inner West, Sydney
    964

    Yep my advise is to do it. I started at 34 weeks and you can either do it everyday or every second day. I used a lubricant while doing it. They suggest any type of cooking oil can be used also. I used KY as i hads some handy. I tried to do it every day but did do it very regularly. I also sometimes would do it in the bath or shower if i remembered. I didnt tear at all!

  4. #4
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    thanks heather,

    will definately do it then. congrats on not tearing at all. wow - definately makes the massage worth a try!!

    Linda

  5. #5
    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004
    Victoria
    857

    I did it once at about 38 weeks, not the most pleasant thing to do but beneficial. I used sweet almond oil. There is a technique so I would look it up in a book or Internet. I used the instruction sheet from our ante-natel classes. I ended up with an emergency c-sect so didn't need to do it anyway.

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Country NSW
    291

    Has anyone tried using the 'Epi-no' ??? are they anygood??

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    what is the epi-no? ive never heard of it?

    Linda

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Country NSW
    291

    it is a device used for perrinial massage, you should find a site for it if you google it, I know very little about it, only that is exists have not heard of anyones experiences using it...

  9. #9
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    thanks canniel,

    will have a look for it.

    Linda

  10. #10
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..
    4,264

    JUst looked up the Perrennial massage on various sites & pretty much it says in a study on 1400 women from May 2004 til Feb 2005. It made NO difference to tearing, after labour pain etc, etc...

    But it can't hurt I guess!?