The things no one tells you no.24:
Mumofsix` featured blog about things no one tells you.
`I thought I would, every now and then,
add a little bit of info that
took me by surprise with my first baby.`
My mood while writing this blog: Ok
After having a bad tear with my first child ( didn't feel it at the time but took a lot of healing after) I was concerned that I would tear again in the same spot. I did a bit of research and came across quite a bit of information on perineal massage. For those that do not know what the perineum is, it is the skin between your vagina and anus. This is the area that is most likely to tear if you are going to.
I took note of all suggestions I read and after getting over the initial eeew factor I decided that it was a good idea to try. I have never torn again. I can't say for sure if it is because of the massage or not but I wish I had tried it out for my first baby.
shareebmommy2b - Tuesday, 11 Jan Im def gonna try this cuz ya im really worried bout tearing..i was a 10lb 9 oz baby and my hubby was a 9 somethin so expecting a big one!
MissFlo - Sunday, 30 May I am really worried about the tearing so I will try this throughout my pregnancy and give you the results in December :)
kaylaaa - Thursday, 21 Aug I was religiously massaging my perinium with bio oil after I had done my belly back boobs and thighs and ended up getting thrush because it is scented so it threw out my ph balance lol!! It's gone now but iwon;t be putting any scented oil down there again
Kristiana - Sunday, 20 Jul Years ago my mom had a doctor who was from India that said this was something that they practiced on a regular basis, and had suggested it for her to try. She explained it to her and helped her with her during her labor. My mom wholeheartedly believes that this is the whole reason that she never tore when she had me. I know a lot of women are afraid to, but I'm definitely going to give it a try. I would just think of it like most women think of their kegels now.
TrulyBlessed - Saturday, 7 Jun Thanks for this tip, will start massaging right away :) blessings to you all!