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Postpartum Perineal Care Topic Guide

Postpartum Perineal Care Postpartum Perineal Care: The perineum is between the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder, and the anus. In women, the perineum includes the vaginal opening. Some times the perineum needs to be surgically cut during labor (episiotomy) or it tears naturally during delivery. Healing after childbirth often requires special care for the perineum.