Here is PART II of our VLOGS with guest doula, Michelle
Ludwig from Modern Mama Doula Services.
Last week, she showed us herTOP 5 picks for postpartum. Today she is going to share her DIY tutorial for you to make
soothing postpartum “padsicles” right at home during pregnancy so that they are
ready for you when you are home holding your sweet pea!
Q: "What things can we do to help decrease the need for an episiotomy or the likelihood of a perineal tear?"
A: Here is a list of seven things you can do during pregnancy and while you are in labor to birth with an intact perineum. The written list and more ideas are listed below.
Episiotomy: A surgical cut made at the opening of the vagina during childbirth
Anatomy of the perineum
Types of Episiotomy
Degree– This is a small incision that goes through just the skin of the
2nd Degree– This is the most common degree of episiotomy, it cuts through both
the skin of the perineum as well as the underlying tissue
3rd Degree– Cuts through the skin of the perineum as well as the underlying
tissue and the muscle that surrounds the anus