Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren’t Doctors Diagnosing Them?

hd-aspect-1467735798-6-crop-editCosmopolitan, July 2016
Childbirth is one of nature’s most wondrous but biologically brutal feats. For nine months, a woman’s muscles and bones bear the increasing weight of a baby that isn’t even slightly ergonomically positioned. During a vaginal birth, muscles and other tissues stretch and often tear as something the size of a cantaloupe is forced through an opening that is normally about the size of a carrot…

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