- A cut weakens the tissue of the perineum making it easier to tear into the rectum during childbirth
- Increased risk of infection
- Some women may not tear at all, so why not give them the opportunity to not need stitches
- Studies show that women with episiotomies have a longer recovery and more long term pain with intercourse.
#LifeOfAMidwife: Birth Happens
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