For those of you blissfully unaware of what 'episiotomy' involves (or indeed means) here's a little update... cross your legs first.|
Episiotomy is a procedure where the skin between the vagina and the anus (the perineum) is cut, usually to facilitate child birth.
For those of us who have heard of it, or even experienced it, the mere mention of the word 'episiotomy' is enough to make us wince. But what exactly does this surgical procedure involve? And why is it resorted to in certain situations?
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