A 29-year-old female asked:
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how can i prevent vaginal tears during labour?

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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Vaginal birth: You may minimize the risk, but not able to make it zero, unless it is a Caesarian. Having adequate analgesia ( Epidural ) minimizes forceful pushing. Having small to regular size neonate, instead of a big baby will minimize the risk.
Answered on Sep 30, 2015

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Dr. Philip Ryan
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Warmth lubrication: Vitamin e has no special short term properties , anything that lubricates and mild warming of the perineum might minimize tearing with delivery.
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Dr. Javed Hussain
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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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Probably: You'll probably experience less vaginal trauma during delivery, all variables being the same.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Should not happen: It is not normal to be getting vaginal tears. If you are then you need to be seen by an Obgyn to determine what is going on. Severe vaginal dryness, g ... Read More

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