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26 Jul 2005

Natural Childbirth
I would like to find out the consequences of natural childbirth. The women who've given birth around me don't give straight answers:
1) What percentage of women lose sensitivity (and lose interest in intercourse)
2) Does the vagina go back to the way it was before or does it stay a bit "stretched"?
3) What percentage of women have lasting after effects like incontinence, internal damage like a collapsed diaphragm etc.
4) With a c section does the scar really disappear with black women (whose skin scars more easily and doesn't heal as completely from what i've seen)
5) Why are so many more women being cut these days (is it because it's easier for the doctor and the woman or is there a general problem)?
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01 Jan 0001

Very few women lose interest after a vaginal birth.
The vagina stretches a little.
Damage such as incontinence, etc ocurs in about 5% of women.
The scar never disappears completely
The increase in caesareans is partly because more women are requesting them and partly because of doctor convenience.

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