Posts: 31 | Joined: 31st Mar 06
I gave birth to my beautiful son 8 weeks ago. Unfortunately, it was a traumatic labour and after 2 days in pain and a ventouse delivery, I suffered a 4th degree tear (i.e. tore all the way around) and had to go into surgery for 2 hours. I have a hospital follow up next week but would be interested to know if anyone else has suffered the same - I have forgotten the pain etc.. but am worried about any long term effects, mainly whether I may have any permanent continence problems. I try to regularly do pelvic floor exercises but at the moment they do not seem to do much good.