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Will the skin tear when giving child birth?

Will the skin tear when giving child birth?

It could: A lot depends on the size of the baby, the size of the head, how far along you are, and the size of your vaginal opening. Also the presentation of the baby and the angle of the head. Many women tear, or a tear is created using an episiotomy to avoid further tearing. Mostly it's a small tear, but even large ones can be repaired. Your OB can better discuss your risk of tearing. ...Read more

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If you tore during child birth, why dis it happen?

If you tore during child birth, why dis it happen?

Episiotomy: The area between the vagina and rectum is called the perineum and gets stretched very thin as a baby crowns. Often the baby's head is big and that little area will need to be cut (epsiotomy) or it will tear to allow enough room for the baby to come out. ...Read more

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What number of women die during child birth these days ?

What number of women die during child birth these days ?

Too many...: Most are women in Africa and Asia with poor access to medical care. In the United States, there about 600 (or 15-20 in every 100,000) a year. Most of these deaths could be prevented with good prenatal care and access to medical services like transfusion, blood pressure medicines, antibiotics, etc. ...Read more

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What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more

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Do those child birth/lamaze classes work?

Do those child birth/lamaze classes work?

Labor : Part of our natural response to pain, is to tense up. Lamaze reaches you to relax during labor contractions. This way the contraction can have it maximum effect. Deep breathing also helps release endorphins, that help combat the stress hormones released, and helps combat the pain, a bit. Don't forget the option for epidural! ...Read more

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Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Depends: There is certainly high risk for baby if you have an outbreak at or around the time of delivery. There is a possibility you could deliver between outbreaks & not pass it to baby.However, there have been cases where no outbreak was evident but baby acquired the germ during delivery, developed herpes encephalitis & died as a result. The risk is always present so discuss it with your ob. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to have an orgasm after child birth?

Why is it so hard for me to have an orgasm after child birth?

Stress and trauma: Child birth can cause vaginal trauma. Having a child can be very stressful. Both of these problems can make it hard to have normal sexual function. If you can not achieve an orgasm, and before you had your child you could, then it's time to call your doctor. ...Read more

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