Perineal tears - third and fourth degreeThis document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Perineal tears - third and fourth degree (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: It is common for the perineum to tear during a vaginal birth. Most often a tear will simply need to be stitched and will heal well, others will need more attention and time to heal. This information gives advice about how to care for yourself after a third or fourth degree tear.
Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital
Publishing date: August 2020
Last reviewed: August 2020
Target audience: Women
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