Diagnostics

What does a 2nd-degree perineal tear look like in real life? How about a 3rd or 4th-degree tear? When examining a woman for birth lacerations, you need to know what you are looking for. Correct perineal repair starts with the right diagnosis.

  • Anatomy and examination: Get to know the superficial pelvic floor muscles and their functions, and how to look for them in a laceration
  • Classification: Learn how to classify birth lacerations 1st to 4th degree, according to the RCOG guidelines

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