Benefits of midwife during labor

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I believe that birthing with a midwife led to less tearing of my perineum, basically because it's a natural experience. The weight of the baby and the size of the baby will probably determines how much tearing will naturally occur. Sometimes in a hospital birth, the physician may decide to cut your perineum to let the baby out sooner, faster. But I don't think it's really necessary. The midwife I used never had to cut me. Any tearing that I did experience was very minimal and she sutured me up, a few sutures and we were done with it; there were no problems after that. It's pretty natural. Your body will give way for the baby's head and body pretty naturally.

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Stephanie Caspian owns a child-directed preschool and daycare called Maple Tree where they practice nonviolent communication (NVC). She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and three boys. Stephanie is the president of the board of Manhattan Beach Nursery School and an assistant den leader for the Cub Scouts for Boy Scouts of America. Her spiritual practice is Nichiren Buddhism in the Soka Gakkai and she dedicates her spare time to the SGI-USA, an international organization that promotes peace, culture and education in the community.

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