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    Claire Guest

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    I sustained a 4th degree tear from the forceps delivery of my daughter Emily - I healed very well, quickly and with no further complications. I am absolutely determined to have a normal vaginal delivery and have a HR consultant that supports.

    I'm putting things in place to help achieve this:

    I'd like to buy the Pink Kit
    I've found a Doula
    I'm going to read and research more about the stages of giving birth.



    Unfortunately the hospital I am with doesn't have a birthing pool at this time and I am high risk because I miscarried my last pregnancy at 17 weeks so would prefer to be under their care this time around.

    Without water I am a little nervous about pushing the head out. Not so much external tearing but internal. I have purchased an Epi-No to help get this area ready - though I have no idea if it actually works?

    What do you think can help get me mentally ready for this? I would like to fully embrace this stage and not feel fear at tearing.

    I know that 4th degree tears are more common in first deliveries because of the use of forceps and I was wondering if anyone had achieved a vaginal birth after something like this?

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    Claire - Wow I was told that if you have previously had a 4th degree tear that you`ll automatically have to have a c/s for all future births.

    I have heard that perineal massage helps I think you start massaging from 32 weeks.

    Good luck with it all and it`s fantastic you have support.

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    Claire Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejoy17 View Post
    Claire - Wow I was told that if you have previously had a 4th degree tear that you`ll automatically have to have a c/s for all future births.

    I have heard that perineal massage helps I think you start massaging from 32 weeks.

    Good luck with it all and it`s fantastic you have support.
    My Ob is a leading expert in Fetal Welfare so he's all for natural delivery. I feel lucky to have him!

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