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Where is an episiotomy usually done?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
15 doctors agree

In brief: In delivery room

If needed, it is best if a surgical procedure (like epis) is performed under sterile or the cleanest conditions possible.
That would typically be in a dr after a woman's perineum ('bottom') has been cleaned with an antiseptic solution and local anesthesia has been given. Sometimes, however, mother nature does not wait so episiotomy and delivery are carried out in nonsterile but clean conditions.

In brief: In delivery room

If needed, it is best if a surgical procedure (like epis) is performed under sterile or the cleanest conditions possible.
That would typically be in a dr after a woman's perineum ('bottom') has been cleaned with an antiseptic solution and local anesthesia has been given. Sometimes, however, mother nature does not wait so episiotomy and delivery are carried out in nonsterile but clean conditions.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Btwn vagina and anus

An episiotomy is a surgical incision performed by a doctor during childbirth.
The delivering physician will make a cut that extends the vaginal opening further toward the anus. This is only done if the baby may be too large to be delivered through the vaginal opening, to prevent tearing of the tissue. An apisiotomy allows the doctor to repair the tissue after birth so it heals more easily.

In brief: Btwn vagina and anus

An episiotomy is a surgical incision performed by a doctor during childbirth.
The delivering physician will make a cut that extends the vaginal opening further toward the anus. This is only done if the baby may be too large to be delivered through the vaginal opening, to prevent tearing of the tissue. An apisiotomy allows the doctor to repair the tissue after birth so it heals more easily.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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