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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can one prevent vaginal rips/tears during child birth?

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Dr. Javed Hussain
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Episiotomy: Episiotomy a surgical cut on the side of vaginal wall to prevent rips and tear, it heals well compared to tears.
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Last updated Jul 15, 2013

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