The topic for today is perineums (perinea?). Let's start by reading Sara Wickham's classic articles Perineal pampering - before, during and after birth and Is prevention always the best cure?
There's a great visual example of an upright birth with no one messing around with the perineum from Sage Femme. (It begins after the 3rd or 4th slide and is definitely not work appropriate. Unless, of course, you are a midwife, doula, or childbirth educator!)
So, let's talk perineums!