If there is only a small bit of repair work to be done on your perineum due to tearing or an episiotomy, you can wait until it is complete before breastfeeding your baby.
Episiotomy-An incision made in the perineum (the area between the vulva and the anus) during labor to assist in delivery and to avoid abnormal tearing of the perineum.
Less common symptoms include prolonged headache, fever, and pain and swelling of the scrotum, scalp, eyelids, lips, ears, backs of the hands and feet, and perineum.
The chance of an episiotomy is decreased because the water softens the tissues surrounding the perineum, making them more pliable and able to stretch.
As your pregnancy continues, the blood flow to your cervix, vagina, and perineum increases and tiny capillaries may burst during intercourse.
Some doctors feel thongs increase the risk for yeast infections since the fabric rides close to the perineum.
Instead, the perineum can be massaged and gently stretched to prevent tearing as the baby's head crowns.
It fills the lower vagina and stretches the perineum (the tissues between the vagina and the rectum).
Many practitioners argue that it is better to cut the perineum than to let it tear.
The male urethra begins at the bladder and runs through the prostate and perineum to the penis, which it traverses as far as the tip. It is divided into a prostatic, membranous and spongy part, and is altogether about 8 inches in length.