Can vaginal tears during childbirth be prevented?
Vaginal tears during childbirth cannot be completely prevented. However, massaging the perineal area (between the vagina and anus) during late pregnancy may help to reduce damage. Certain practices during labor may also be helpful. You can discuss these with your healthcare professional.
Author: Chay Goebel
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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