If there’s one thing you can avoid during labor…
What is an episiotomy?
An episiotomy is a planned cut by a doctor to your perineum in order to enlarge the opening for your baby to emerge.
A friend who was pregnant with her first baby was discussing her birth plan and mentioned she wanted to avoid getting an epidural during the birth of her child.
When I questioned how she would go about avoiding an epidural during labor, one thing became abundantly clear to me: She didn’t have a plan.