Postpartum

episiotomy and perineal tear scarring after childbirth

Scarring After Episiotomy and What To Do About It

Episiotomy rates have been decreasing in the US since the 1990s. And in 2006, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advised episiotomies to be avoided if possible due to the risk of increased pain, lacerations, and anal incontinence.   What is an episiotomy vs a perineal tear? A perineal tear is common among first-time…

painful c section scar

My C-Section Scar is Painful! What Can I Do?

Cesarean sections account for 20% of births worldwide, and the total number of Cesarean deliveries is rising. The good news is that mortality rates for both mothers and babies have gone down significantly. The flip side is that moms have to live with the consequences of surgery.   Chronic Post-Surgical Pain After Cesarean Section Pain…

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