Massage after stitches

If you have had an episiotomy or a perineal tear at birth, the scar tissue around the area can become tight and may become attached to the layers below. This can affect how easily the skin and tissue layers below move which may cause discomfort during intercourse or everyday activities. By massaging the perineal area, you can reduce your scar tissue and make it softer and more comfortable.

Please see our leaflet for more information on how to safely carry out perineal massage following childbirth.

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