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Will I tear during child birth?

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11/13/14

It's a good chance. The possibility for tearing increases if you are laying on your back as that position closes the space in the birth canal.
I had minor tears with my older girls, major tears with my son and none with my youngest who I was able to be half squatting in a water birth to let gravity help.

11/12/14

You imght especially if it is your first. The doctor also may do an episiotomy to make it easier to repair then tearing. I had one with my first and then with all of my other I tore jut a bit and needed a few stitches.

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