A Perineal Tear during Childbirth

What exactly is a perineal tear?

Perineal tear grade 1:  In the lightest degree of severity, there is a tear in the epidermis and/or subcutaneous tissue. Muscle tissue is not yet affected.

Perineal tear grade 2:  The perineal muscles are torn up to the external anal sphincter. The so-called musculus sphincter ani externus (a ring-shaped muscle that closes the anus) is not.

Perineal tear grade 3:  The anal sphincter is completely or partially torn.

Perineal tear grade 4:  The tear extends to the mucous membrane of the rectum (rectum).

How can a perineal tear occur during childbirth?

What should you know about the treatment and care of a perineal tear injury?

In the case of a perineal tear injury, it is particularly important to protect the affected region as much as possible so that it can heal in peace.Above all, this is important on the toilet.And let's call it a spade: when you clean your butt, the torn perineum not only hurts a lot, but the wound can also become infected or the stitches open if you apply too much pressure.At this point we would therefore like to recommend our bottom shower.You will see that with its particularly gentle jet, it will help you to rinse your intimate area and keep it clean and hygienic.When treating the tear, wound healing ointment and later scar ointment are recommended.It is also important that you drink a lot and eat enough fiber to avoid developing constipation.You should also change your pads often.If the pain becomes severe, you can carefully place cooling gel pads on the wound.