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Tearing During Childbirth

Tearing During Childbirth Poll

It is common for women to experience some form of tearing during childbirth. There are varying degrees of tears that can occur in the perineum during labour. These are categorised as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree tears depending on severity, with 4th degree being the most severe.

An ongoing poll ran by BabyCenter of its users examines the prevalence of perineal tearing during childbirth. The results so far have revealed some staggering statistics in relation to tearing during childbirth. Completed by around 30,000 mothers, the poll asks questions regarding perineal tearing during labour and on what preventative methods were taken to try and avoid tearing.

The poll gives a genuine insight into the nature of tearing during childbirth. If you would like to view the poll in full or contribute you can find it here. The poll reveals that 84% of women who took part in the survey experienced some form of tearing.

If you have experienced a perineal tear during childbirth and believe it could have been avoided then you will no doubt have a number of questions and want answers. Please call us at 1stClaims now on 0800 2888693 or fill out a free enquiry form and we can discuss the potential of a medical negligence claim.

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