I'm pregnant with my second baby. When giving birth to my daughter my perineum just would not stretch much (she was 7lb11oz, not huge). I never even got to the stage of feeling the "ring of fire", which I was terrified of.
After 90 mins of pushing, and some tearing happening, I begged for an episiotomy. Baby came out quick-smart after that!
But I'm worried -why did my body not stretch as it should have, and what are my chances of the same thing happening again? Will the scar tissue and failure to stretch last time mean I inevitably won't stretch enough this time around?
Is there anything I can do to help it?