Episiotomy is the technical term for the perineal cut administered to quicken the exit of your baby during delivery. It is simply an incision undertaken by a midwife on the perineum of a mother during delivery to create room for the baby to pass through. The perineum is the area between your vagina and the anus.
Episiotomies are not performed on all women during delivery. Some will need it, yet others will not. It depends on how much room there is for the baby to pass through.
A cut or a tear
When giving birth, it is not . . .
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