Giving birth to a new life, a baby who is your flesh and blood, is one of the things that makes womanhood special. The process is surely not easy. The pregnancy and its culmination in labor and child birth are perhaps the most terrifying and exhilarating period in a woman’s life.
A pregnant woman knows that she will have to deal with a lot of pain and prepares herself for it, as she nears the end of the pregnancy. The pregnancy may end with a C-section or a natural birth. The healing process is quite different for each method of child birth.
With a C-section, the abdominal wound and the stitches need to heal before the new mother can function as before. With a natural birth, she would have to deal with wounds in her private parts that need to heal.
The cervix and the vagina are very elastic and do expand to let the baby pass through but the mother may still incur some wounds or tearing as a result of the expansion of the passage. The tearing can be more intense if the mother is having her first baby. With all future babies, the tears may not be as extensive.
Vaginal tearing is not a topic that is discussed when talking about child birth. It is important that a mother-to-be understands the kind of damage that may happen during her delivery, so that she can take steps to prevent and heal it effectively.
Today, we shall talk about vaginal tearing and everything you need to know about it. Read on for more information.