As my due date approaches I am so afraid I will tear while pushing the baby out. Is there any way I can avoid this? Expecting Prana Mama
Dear Expecting Prana Mama,
Tearing is not always preventable. Sometimes when everyone does everything right, a tear happens anyway. However, there are some things you and your provider can do to decrease the chances of a tear.
What you can do: Eat a healthy diet! Good nutrition is so important for healthy tissue that can stretch without tearing. Eat lots of protein, lots of vegetables and fruits for all those vitamins, and drink plenty of water.