Perineal massage to prevent perineal trauma in childbirth.

  title={Perineal massage to prevent perineal trauma in childbirth.},
  author={Leonid Kalichman},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={10 7},
• Vol 10 • July 2008 Perineal Massage to Prevent Perineal Trauma Perineal trauma is defined as any damage to the genitalia occurring during childbirth, either spontaneously or because of a surgical incision or episiotomy [1,2]. A large British study showed that 85% of women delivering vaginally will sustain some form of perineal trauma [3]. Over two-thirds of such women will require suturing. Genital tract lacerations after childbirth also weaken the pelvic floor muscles. Perineal trauma… CONTINUE READING