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    Episiotomy Directory

    An episiotomy is a cut the doctor or midwife makes in the perineum, the area between the vagina and anus, to help deliver a baby or prevent the muscles and skin around the vagina from tearing during delivery. The cut is made just before the baby's head comes out of the birth canal and it is stitched up after the birth. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about episiotomy, how and when episiotomy is performed, how to avoid episiotomy, and much more.

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    Will you really need an episiotomy, and how long will it take to recover? What to know before you give birth.

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