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If you did NOT tear during first birth, did you tear in second or subsequent births?

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PrivetDancer Mon 18-Oct-10 21:11:58

Title says it all really - I didn't tear first time and wondering if that means I'm likely not to again or if it means nothing really

DD was 8lb 12, no idea what size this baby might be, but not getting looks of horror from midwife so guess I don't have a monster in there!

All anecdotes welcome!

mumbybumby Mon 18-Oct-10 21:13:28

Have been wondering the same thing so marking my place on here!

thighsmadeofcheddar Mon 18-Oct-10 21:13:34

DD1 8lb14 - no tear

DD2 8lb6 - very very light graze.

(Just luck I think).

GruesomeShellChillingTortoise Mon 18-Oct-10 21:15:30

DS1 7lb 1 1/2 No tear.
DS2 9lb 1 No tear.
DD1 8lb 13 No tear.
DD2 9lb 3 No tear.


PrivetDancer Mon 18-Oct-10 21:16:17

ooh, looking good so far

asdx2 Mon 18-Oct-10 21:26:55

ds1 7lb tear
ds2 7lb 8oz CS no tear
dd1 7lb 15oz tear
ds3 7lb 12oz tear
dd2 7lb 8oz no tear grin

ChasingSquirrels Mon 18-Oct-10 21:28:23

ds1 - nothing
ds2 - light grazing, but totally unmanaged v quick labour, which may have contributed to it

florencerusty Tue 19-Oct-10 12:34:12

3 Normal deliveries and no tearing Also 1 planned section which I know is irreleant but couldn't leave last DD off the list ! blush

LionOnTheFloorInAPoolOfBlood Tue 19-Oct-10 12:36:10

DD 3.26Kg - 3rd degree tear
DS 4.22Kg - 2nd degree tear

I'm not doing it again grin

PrivetDancer Tue 19-Oct-10 14:46:58

Wow, seems fairly conclusive then!

Ouch, lion, but at least it wasn't quite as bad the second time..? Maybe a third wouldn't tear

reikizen Tue 19-Oct-10 14:51:33

just grazes both times (is that something to boast about or does it mean I have a fanjo like the mersey tunnel?) Anyway, sometimes the speed or position of baby causes the tear, not just the size. Hand by the face can be a problem for example.

LionOnTheFloorInAPoolOfBlood Tue 19-Oct-10 14:56:25

Good point reikizen, DD was hand to her face, she came out like superman!!

DS was just big!

On the premise that babies get bigger each birth I'm definately not doing it again

PrivetDancer Tue 19-Oct-10 15:05:56

I've thought that too, reikezen - always seemed like a strange thing to be congratulated on

sarahscot Wed 20-Oct-10 21:51:48

Is 'graze' the term used when your skin splits open, e.g. kind of between the inner and outer labie IKYWIM? The best way I can describe it is it's like getting a stretch mark but it keeps on stretching ujtil it rips open. If so, 'graze' is the wrong word - these tears are fecking agony and caused me far more pain and took a lot longer to heal than the second degree tear to my perinium. A word far more weighty than 'graze' is needed IMO!!!!

mumbybumby Thu 21-Oct-10 09:20:07

Yikes, sarahscot that sounds painful! I wish I didn't have such a morbid curiosity - am more scared about this birth than I was my first!

jollyjollymom Thu 21-Oct-10 09:37:33

hi Liononthefloor,would you go again if you are offered an elective CS? or why not opt for one..?

esselle Thu 21-Oct-10 09:45:32

DD 7lb4 no tear
DS1 7lb8 no tear
DS2 7lb9 no tear

I fear that I have fanny like a bucket!grin

ohforfoxsake Thu 21-Oct-10 09:48:07

No, and DC4 was a ten-pounder.

And she was born in the bag.

I like to think I'm incredibly supple, as opposed to a bit echo-y down there grin

esselle Thu 21-Oct-10 10:10:37

Ahh yes that's it - I must be supple too!!wink

sarahscot Thu 21-Oct-10 17:37:32

Does anyone know if by 'graze' they are describing what I described above?

mrspear Thu 21-Oct-10 17:42:34

well i was grazed and DS was 3ib 6oz - i was told it was like a paper cut. Hence on my notes it said no damage but it stung to pee.

sarahscot Thu 21-Oct-10 21:10:30

My notes say 'grazes - not stitched.' However, they were so freaking painful that I saw stars and almost passed out if I peed, or even walked to briskly. Am cringing just to remember it.

PrivetDancer Thu 21-Oct-10 21:25:50

Well I had grazes, but they weren't bad. The very first wee hurt a but, but after that it was fine. So I guess there are different degrees of grazing too!

I didn't fancy getting a mirror and having a look what that particular euphemism meant

tanmu82 Fri 22-Oct-10 17:02:57

DS, 6lb 9oz, 1st degree tear - no stitching required

DD, 5lb 12, no tear, just graze

3rd baby? Dunno, still waiting for her to put in an appearance....but am hoping for no tearing either!

suiledonne Fri 22-Oct-10 17:10:19

DD1 - 6lb 3oz - no tears

DD2 - 8lb - no tears

Even with an almost 2lb increase in weight I didn't tear the second time either.

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