"Third degree tear"
About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital / Maternity care Blackpool Victoria Hospital Maternity care FY3 8NR
Posted by Mum15 (as ),
I gave birth to my daughter, I had fantastic midwives, one experienced and one student. I tested positive for strep b so was on an antibiotic drip during labour. I suffered a third degree tear and was taken to theatre for over two hours after labour. It was very traumatic and I am now frightened about giving birth again.
Please could you tell me what my options would be next time? Am I likely to tear again next time? Would I have any option to have a water birth? This was my plan the first time but due to strep b I was unable to be on the midwife lead unit. Would I be advised to opt for a caesarean instead,