24 May 2022

Episiotomy during childbirth

Your vagina is elastic and naturally designed to stretch to accommodate a baby, but sometimes you need to give mother nature a hand.

  • As the baby's head pushes from inside the vagina, the tissue begins to stretch, and this is when the midwife or obstetrician may suggest an episiotomy, especially if the birth is taking a long time.
  • The procedure is done under local anesthesia, if you have not had an epidural.
  • Stitches will be placed to repair the perineum and painkillers will be prescribed.
8 Nov 2022

I’ll be 5 weeks post partum on Friday, I had a vaginal delivery with an episiotomy. I’ve felt back to normal and 100% healed for over a week now and me and hubby have been wanting to get it on but have been nervous since it hasn’t been the official 6 week mark. Do you think I’ll be fine if we did it at 5 weeks? I haven’t bled in like 2 weeks and feel completely back to normal.