I have heard time and time again of all these horror stories on how many of my friends ripped from their very alpha to the back side of their omega. Some had episiotomies (not sure if i spelled that right) and some just tore. Of course the vast majority labored on their back and all but one gave birth at a hospital.
So, any homebirthers or even hospital birthers out there that DID NOT TEAR, RIP or GOT CUT???
Did you do perennial massages? did they actually work? or does the fact of not laboring on your back and allowing for gravity to help with the baby in a vertical position actually help in not tearing??