I was fearful of an episiotomy with my first child. I used a medical device I found out about from a friend who used it – Epi No. It’s like a bulb that you gradually inflate for a few minutes each day about three weeks before your due date. It stretches your tissues gradually so that when baby is born it is not a sudden shock to your body.
It worked for me. The day after delivery, a midwife wanted to inspect my stitches but I could happily say I have none – she looked shocked.
Posted by mom162079, 21st January 2016