A minor procedure, an episiotomy involves cutting
the perineum to widen the vaginal opening during childbirth.
Treated with an Episiotomy:
An episiotomy is utilized to enlarge the birth
Perineal massage is a non-surgical alternative to an
episiotomy. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with an Episiotomy:
An episiotomy is performed with local anesthesia.
Complications from an Episiotomy:
Possible risks following an episiotomy include
infection, bleeding, pain and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after an Episiotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following an
episiotomy is very good, especially if absorbable stitches are used.
from an Episiotomy:
Total recovery from
an episiotomy takes one to three weeks.