Added to the list of reasons why I’m glad I’m not a womanPosted: August 13, 2012
I was reading this thread on reddit where people were responding to the question “Obstetricians, what’s the funniest/scariest thing a woman has yelled while giving birth?” The term “episiotomy” came up. I’d never heard of it. I googled it.
TL;DR – the doctor basically cuts the vagina open so the baby can pass through more easily, and sutures the incision afterwards.
Big. Fucking. Bag. Of Nopes.
Okay, sure, she gets local anesthesia and apparently it’s a rather common procedure, and granted, it appears there’s a steady decline of this procedure being performed, but…goddamn. I think that just literally made my jaw drop.
I’m so fucking glad I have a penis.