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Perineal Massage

(7 Posts)
Bellyrub1980 Mon 25-Aug-14 08:42:06

When are you meant to start doing this?

TheBuggerlugs Tue 26-Aug-14 10:56:14

My book says 8 to 6 weeks before EDD so anytime from 32 weeks, daily for at least 5 minutes.

squizita Tue 26-Aug-14 18:03:35

My mw gave me a leaflet saying from 34 weeks ... 10 min a day. Lucky so and sos allowed not to be ungainly and uncomfortable for five But everyone else seems to say 5!

imisssleepandwine Tue 26-Aug-14 20:19:43

My MW said from 36 weeks and 5 to 10 minutes daily will do. I done this before DD1 and had no tear at all. I'm doing it again this time but not as frequently, fingers crossed I've done it enough. Due on Sunday!

lolalalabing Thu 28-Aug-14 11:56:44

When I asked my midwife about perineal massage she was hopeless. Didn't offer any leaflets or advice.

Izzy82 Thu 28-Aug-14 16:04:08

I tried but bump was too big and I couldn't really reach. wich I had gotten OH to lend a hand as I tore very badly!

ToesAndFingers Sat 30-Aug-14 19:29:15

Never done it and didn't tear. I had a water birth though - apparently it helps.

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