Perineal Massage

About 85% of women will sustain some form of perineal trauma during childbirth. However research proves that perineal massage from 34 weeks can be effective at reducing the extent of tearing during childbirth.  To help you prepare your perineum our expert midwives have brought together lots of top tips and how to's to help prepare and stretch those muscles to give you the best chance of having a better birth experience.  

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How to do perineal massage

At My Expert Midwife we are helping you understand the benefits of the taboo topic of perineal massage, let’s be honest... perineal massage is not easy, but preparing your perineum will stretch those muscles and give you the best chance of having a better birth experience.

  • Start perineal massage at week 34 of pregnancy
  • Find a perineal massage oil, specially blended and designed for perineal massage or an oil such as almond oil.
  • Make time to do this 3 or 4 times a week
  • If you struggle to do this yourself, you can ask your partner to help

Download our guide to perineal massage here

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Want to learn more about perineal massage?

We offer live webinars on perineal massage that are delivered by our registered midwives, these 40-60 minute classes will help you learn how perineal massage can reduce the risk of tearing or an episiotomy and hear more tips about protecting your perineum during birth.

Whilst classes aren't collaborative you will have the opportunity to submit questions during the webinar for answers at the end. NOW with every Peri Prep Your Bits purchased you will get FREE access to this webinar.

To book your place click HERE

How to do perineal massage
Peri Prep Your Bits

This midwife developed, 100% natural blend, is a softening and moisturising oil ideal for perineal massage from 34 weeks.  With every purchase of Peri Prep Your Bits you will get FREE access to our popular Perineal Massage live webinar with our expert midwives.

A unique blend of avocado oil to protect, sweet almond oil to nourish and moisturise and eucalyptus leaf oil for increasing blood supply to the area

With a controlled flow bottle, so no mess or wastage.