Episiotomy vs. tearing in childbirth
Over the past century, the use of episiotomies during childbirth have been common. Recently, practitioners began questioning whether the use of episiotomies caused more negative patient outcomes than allowing a laboring woman to tear naturally. This literature review synthesizes research on patient outcomes following an episiotomy compared to tearing naturally during labor. The clinical question is: "Does allowing laboring mothers to tear naturally during childbirth increase positive patient outcomes compared to the use of episiotomies?" This is a translational research study utilizing a literature ...
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