Several of my friends are either pregnant or have just had a baby, so the topic of episiotomies has come up a few times. Episiotomies are not a good thing for women – they might make it easier for the doctor and they might be better for the baby in a few cases, but they are not good for women. There is scientific proof to back this up and we’ve known this for years, but most people still think they are a good thing. In case you are one of those people, here’s a link to the latest study showing that episotomies are not necessarily a good thing and they are not better for women than tearing: Review: Episiotomies May Bring More Risks – Yahoo! News.