The Daddy Stitch: Mommy Alert!

During most vaginal childbirths a woman receives an episiotomy.  After the birth, mom is stitched up.   All good except there is this thing called a “Daddy Stitch.”  The daddy stitch is an extra stitch to enhance daddy’s pleasure by making sure that mommy is extra tight.  The woman who gave birth generally has no idea this has occurred and did not give consent for it to happen.  The problem is that for some women, it turns out to be the unknown cause of vaginal pain during intercourse.  I thought it was a myth however it turns out to be a thing practiced by what we believe is a small percentage of medical providers. If you are soon to give birth, have a conversation with your medical providers so you make an informed decision and have a voice in what happens to your body.  Mommy beware!