Vaginal Tears Prevention

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How to Prevent Vaginal Tears


To help reduce your chance of getting vaginal tears, take the following steps:

  • Perineal massage-You or your partner can begin to massage the perineum with fingers and a lubricating jelly, like K-Y Jelly, when you are about 34 weeks pregnant. After that, it should be done every day. This action will soften and smooth the skin and may help it to stretch more easily during labor.
  • Kegel exercises -Contract and hold the muscles of your pelvic floor. These are the same muscles you use to stop the flow of urine. Practice contracting, holding, and slowly releasing these muscles to strengthen them.
  • Practice good nutrition-Healthy skin stretches more easily.
  • A slow second stage of labor-Controlled pushing allows the perineum to stretch slowly.



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