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Perineum massage too painful!

(6 Posts)
Babney Sat 10-Sep-16 15:53:10

Third time dh tried this & I don't think we can continue as it actually felt like a stabbing pain when he removed his thumbs this time.

It hurt first couple of time also, a burny red raw feeling.

He used almond oil as suggested by midwife. I actually cried in pain at the end, he felt so bad. Maybe I'm extra sensitive but has anyone else had the same problem?

Also due to PGP there's no way I can do it myself.

milkjetmum Sat 10-Sep-16 15:55:35

It's not compulsory, I wouldn't bother doing something so uncomfortable! Just enjoy your pregnancy.

dementedpixie Sat 10-Sep-16 15:58:35

Never tried it tbh and have given birth twice

timeforabrewnow Sat 10-Sep-16 16:01:42

My suggestions is - don't do it.

If you want an easy labour, top tip is to eat plenty of dates, and raspberry tea leaf capsules. Did this with baby 3 at age of 41, and had a quick labour ( for me) of around 3 hours, and was 8 cm dilated on arrival to hospital. 3 pushes and big baby 9lbs 12 ounces out with no tears or stitches.

Unlike other 2 labours.

PatMullins Sat 10-Sep-16 16:03:11

Don't bother with it. It's unlikely to help and not worth being uncomfortable for!

dementedpixie Sat 10-Sep-16 16:09:22

It's not supposed to hurt so maybe be more gentle and use less pressure.

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