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4th degree tear

Hi.. i just had a 4th degree tear, i was wondering can i still have a natural birth or it just has to be a cesarean for my next child? thanks

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, This is very bad luck and it may take quite a few months to heal and feel normal. It does not indicate that you will need a caesarean next time. It is always better for mother and child to try for a natural birth. YOu will be very closely watched for any signs of problems and more than likley it will not occur again. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 27 May 2011