First delivery episiotomies may require repeat procedures -- Ben-Gurion U. researchers

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) After studying more than 43,000 deliveries at Soroka over 24 years (1991-2015), researchers found that 17.5 percent of mothers who had an episiotomy during their first delivery required repeat procedures, while only 3.1 percent of those who did not have an episiotomy the first time required one.