I had loads of Problems with my epi with ds so I know a little about this subject and from what I know scar tissue is actualy much stronger than normal tissue so you are unlikely to tear along the epi if you do tear. In fact my gynae said that labour is the perfect thing to sort out the thickness of the scar tissue because it pits pressure on it. But it's stronger not weaker than surrounding tissue so no
That's interesting, I tore along the scar tissue and my midwife told me that that's normally where you tear if you do.
DD shot out like a speeding bullet though, so I think a tear was pretty likely. If I'd been able to go slower there may not have been a problem.
It was only three weeks ago but the good news is that the tear is healing much better than the epi did. The midwife said that this is because a jagged edge finds it much easier to knit together than a straight cut.
From what I understand if the cut you to the side I think it's called medio lateral they'll do it to the right and never to the left. And if they cut you in a straight line well there's only one way to do a straight line! So basically they could you in a different way but it would only be a straight line or to the right. The medio lateral way to the right is supposed to avoid damage to the rectum. There may be other cuts medics use I'm not a medic myself but these two are the most common I believe
Coconuts this is very weird. I was just thinking about scar tissue opening up myself! I didn't have an episiotomy, but must confess that I've started to think of a whole list of things that can/ may go wrong now that I only have 3 weeks to go. Eeeek! Let's hope they stitched us up well! I can't bring myself to do the massage thing either. Makes me feel a bit squeamish!