i gave birth to my beautiful baby girl on Friday and I am so over the moon with love and amazement for her. My labor wasn't long and I had been pushing for about 25 minutes when the doctor on call decided to give me an episiotomy. There where no risk factors at all. My labor hadn't been hard or complicated, my baby was in ideal position and not showing any signs of distress. After much research I've learned that episiotomies should not be routine but that's exactly how this doctor treated it, like something routine. My husband and I have always had a healthy sex life and I'm afraid of the pain that most women who've undergone episiotomies say doesn't entirely go away. Mostly I'm angry at this doctor who doesn't Mind causing unnecessary pain and possible complications. Any of you ladies have gone through this?