Question: Purane zamane me normal delivery me episiotomy karna nehi padta tha i mean stiches in vagina for delivering baby.. Bt now a days in every normal delivery its normal. Sabko minimum 4 stiches lagti hi hai.... Why? Kya difference hai?
Answer: Lot of things have changed compared to our mothers and grandmothers time.
It's not entirely true that episiotomy wasn't given back then, but it was given in vary rare cases just like cesarean. This happened due to varied reasons prime being medical science wasn't evolved that much by then. The threshold for pain endurance was really high or it could be said that there was no other option available other than bearing the pain.
Lack of episiotomy often resulted in severe tears of vagina.
Though natural tear heals much better than episiotomy but there are few cases which requires episiotomy like- Baby’s size
Abnormal position of baby
If baby has to be delivered fast due to any medical issue with mother.
Know your situation better, you gave all the right to say no to episiotomy. Until and unless it's really needed.