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Perineal Tear Recurrence Survey

Ladies who have had a 3rd or 4th degree tear during childbirth…a little request that might help others.

I had a 3c tear during labour with my first baby and am now agonising over what to do in the future (vaginal birth or elective caesarean section). Would those of you who’ve had a second baby after a 3rd degree tear or 4th degree tear mind filling out my survey? It’s really quick, just yes/no style answers, and completely anonymous.

Tear Recurrence Survey – powered by eSurveysPro.com

I’ve done lots of research into risk factors for perineal tears but couldn’t find much information about recurrence rates so thought I’d do some data collection and analysis. I’m still on maternity leave and need to use my brain!

Once I’ve got a decent number of responses, I’ll post my findings. Might help other women try and make this really tricky decision.

Thanks so much.

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  1. Wow, just come across this page and it’s fantastic. Sadly had a 3b tear in 2013 and despite doing well and an otherwise fast and fantastic labour my tear and mainly the reaction of others has cast a bit of a shadow of gloom! It’s all very hush hush so great to see statistics for many women here. Yes, it’s a smallish sample but just as my dozen ante natal ladies are my rock despite an unscientific source of info, this info has made me feel much better just to hear about other women in the same boat. I’m having another baby in 2015 and fingers crossed that I won’t be seeing inside an operating theatre this time! Thanks so much x

    • Thanks for the positive comment. I don’t get on here to do updates as often as I would like unfortunately but I’m so glad my ramblings are of some help. Best of luck with your second and don’t forget to come back and fill in my survey after the labour xxx

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