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PERINEAL MASSAGE


To help prevent tearing during birth, some advise to prepare the perineum (the skin between the vagina the anus) for a few weeks before the due date by massaging it with oil (such as sunflower oil or Weleda calendula oil) or copper ointment (Wala) and gently stretching it. 


Others propose the education of the mother so she knows what to expect and do...Read the article below for an in depth description of how to help your pereneum during birth. 


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Herbal Bath recipe in The first forty days for care of perineum after birth. 


ARTICLE


A Midwife’s Guide to an Intact perenium - Gloria Lemay


The Lovers by Utamaro Kitagawa