Tearing is something I've never really thought about pre-pregnancy. I've heard about the difficulties of childbirth, but no one's ever mentioned anything about tearing ... until I started reading about it. To be honest, it's scaring the crap out of me!

Please share your stories! Regardless of how difficult it was for you, knowing that you'd gotten through it will help me prepare mentally.

How badly did you tear? How long did it take to recover? How did it affect your lifestyle during recovery? What products/techniques help speed your recovery?

Thank you!