Postnatal Scars & Tears

The perineum is designed to stretch and even tear during g vaginal delivery.

Up to 9 in 10 first-time mothers who have a vaginal birth will have some degree of tear, graze or episiotomy, all of which will require time to heal.

As your body continues to heal and recover, the connective tissue and muscle layers can sometimes become tight and present with pain.

After a c-section, your scar may feel painful and itchy and sensitive especially on the right side  for a number of weeks. A pelvic health specialist can assess your scar and surrounding areas to ensure you are healing adequately. They can also provide you with advice regarding scar management and massage.