Hello! I’m giving birth in January. Is there data on the helpfulness of EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil) perineum massage? Is it a good idea? —Expecting Perineum massage — that’s the practice of stretching out the perineum prior to birth — does seem to decrease the risk of tearing during birth. If you’re planning a vaginal…

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