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the general region between the anus and the genital organs

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Episiotomy is the surgical enlargement of the vaginal opening by an incision in the perineum (skin and muscles), mostly performed using scissors during a delivery in order to facilitate the baby's birth and to prevent spontaneous and severe perineal tearing.
In Asia, the traditional belief is that women's perineum is shorter, less flexible and more susceptible to trauma than in other women.
The result is less avulsion of pudendal nerve fibers and less stretching of the perineum. I have supervised and delivered more than 18,000 babies and have had a very low incidence of anal incontinence and urinary stress incontinence.
Sore Perineums. When a woman has a sore perineum from a tear or episiotomy it can make urinating, sitting and walking uncomfortable.
The idea that a shorter perineum would be more likely to tear is "intuitive" but had not been studied before, Dr.
Stretching and massaging the perineum during the second stage of labor does not reduce the rate of perineal tears and doesn't change postpartum urinary, fecal, or sexual outcomes, a recent study suggests.
Outcomes measured The primary outcome measure was delivery with an intact perineum (no laceration or unsutured first-degree tear).
Forty percent of women with a perineum shorter than 3 cm developed third- or fourth-degree lacerations, compared with 6% of women with a longer perineum, said Dr.
Stretching and massaging the perineum during the second stage of labor does not reduce the rate of perineal tears and does not change postpartum urinary, fecal, or sexual outcomes, a recent study suggests.