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Episiotomy
Home > Reproductive Health > Pregnancy and Birth > Childbirth > Episiotomy
About Episiotomy
A collection of links to articles on the subject plus information on using exercise to avoid and recover from the procedure.
http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/episiotomy/

Baby Center: Episiotomy
The how and why, including commonly asked questions and their answers. Includes user submitted comments on personal experiences with the procedure.
http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/pregnancy/childbirth/165.html

Benefits and Risks of Episiotomy
Text of the manuscript subtitled 'A Review of the English-Language Literature Since 1980' by R.J. Woolley which summarize the findings of studies on the subject.
http://www.gentlebirth.org/format/woolley.html

Birth Psychology: Epsiotomy
A description of the procedure, its purposes, and women's responses to it.
http://www.birthpsychology.com/messages/episiotomy/episiotomy.html

Childbirth.org: Episiotomy Resources
Articles on the use of kegels and prenatal perineal massage to avoid necessity. Includes links to other articles about the procedure.
http://www.childbirth.org/articles/epis.html

Episiotomy: Ritual Genital Mutilation in Western Obstetrics
An article denouncing the practice of routinely cutting the perineum during hospital deliveries in the United States with abstracts for related studies.
http://www.changesurfer.com/Hlth/episiotomy.html

Get Through Childbirth in One Piece
An article with references about methods for avoiding the procedure, written by the author of the book by the same name.
http://www.midwifeinfo.com/topic-episiotomy.php

Much Ado About a Little Cut
Article from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggesting that routine episiotomy is no longer advisable.
http://www.acog.com/from_home/publications/green_journal/wrapper.cfm?document=2000/ong11779fla.htm

NPR : Study Questions Value of Episiotomies
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds no benefit from episiotomies. Melissa Block talks with Dr. Katherine E. Hartmann, who is lead author of the study. [3:53 streaming audio broadcast] (May 4, 2005)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4630848

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: Episiotomy
Summary of significant points, references, and abstracts from related studies from this book on obstetric myths.
http://www.efn.org/~djz/birth/obmyth/epis.html

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