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    • tear was worse -- Votes: 2
    • cut was worse -- Votes: 5
    • same -- Votes: 0
if you had multiple births and tore and got cut blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
17th Dec '12

If you tore with one birth and got cut with one birth, vaginally. Which was worse, at what angle, how severe and how long did it take to heal?



If you had another kid to chase around was it difficult not ripping out stitches chasing a toddler?

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3179 posts
17th Dec '12

I had an episiotomy with my first and it was so painful. I was taking sitz baths for months, couldn't sit right for months couldn't have sex without pain for like a year. It sucked!



With my second I tore naturally and it didn't hurt much at all. It healed within a few weeks and i didn't even have to sit funny lol. I wasn't scared about my stitches coming out either and i had a 3 year old to chase after.

Dayton&Bella'sMommy Due January 7 (boy); Texas 160 posts
17th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blah:</b>" I had an episiotomy with my first and it was so painful. I was taking sitz baths for months, couldn't ... [snip!] ... didn't even have to sit funny lol. I wasn't scared about my stitches coming out either and i had a 3 year old to chase after. "</blockquote>




Exact same experience kind of except with my second i had another episiotomy (diff doc) and didn't hurt as muchand healed faster than the first ...the first one wad hell for a long time!

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16137 posts
17th Dec '12

I tore with both of mine! The first time I had like 3 or so stitches and he was only 6lbs 2oz...my second I only had like maybe 2 stitches and he was 10.05lbs. I healed pretty fast with both! And I wasn't worried about the stitches ripping out or anything. However, I did wait a little while before I started lifting my 3 in a half year old...just in case.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62969 posts
18th Dec '12

Was cut with #1. It went left instead of straight down and was 2nd degree. I was able to walk normal like 5 days after, and felt completely normal 2 weeks after.



I had a 3rd degree tear with this one. I'm 11 days pp and it still bothers me. It barely stopped hurting (to where I can sit/get up/walk) around 9 days. But I think these stitches are dissolving sooner than they did with my episiotomy because I already feel them itching.