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Will I definitely tear when the baby's head comes out?
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Not necessarily. Your OB can make an incision, if needed, to keep you from tearing.

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Not necessarily. Your OB can make an incision, if needed, to keep you from tearing.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
No. I would ask that a routine episiotomy not be performed.
There is a chance that you will not tear. Even if you tear the size is usually smaller than if an episiotomy is cut.

In brief: No
No. I would ask that a routine episiotomy not be performed.
There is a chance that you will not tear. Even if you tear the size is usually smaller than if an episiotomy is cut.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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