So an episiotomy is when they clip your vagina to make a larger opening for the baby right? I've read somewhere that 90% of vaginal deliveries get this, does that sound right? Wouldn't it be better for women to tear on their own if they're going to? I've heard some women don't tear at all...is this something I can ask them not to do in my birth plan? Is there a reason for it for the mom? I'm thinking it would just make the docs life easier and delivery a little quicker.
Sorry for my ignorance FTM here!