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How common is it for someone to need an episiotomy?
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Episiotomy
Episiotomy is a procedure done at the time of delivery to facilitate the process.
It is done for several reasons and is a judgement call by the delivering physician done at the time of delivery. Here in new jersey, the average rate can be anywhere between 3% - 30%. I would pressume that approximately 10-15% of women will get an episiotomy during a vaginal delivery.

In brief: Episiotomy
Episiotomy is a procedure done at the time of delivery to facilitate the process.
It is done for several reasons and is a judgement call by the delivering physician done at the time of delivery. Here in new jersey, the average rate can be anywhere between 3% - 30%. I would pressume that approximately 10-15% of women will get an episiotomy during a vaginal delivery.
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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