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Table 5 Perineal outcomes of completed OOH births

From: Breech birth at home: outcomes of 60 breech and 109 cephalic planned home and birth center births

Perineal integrity Breech (n = 40) Cephalic (n = 91)
Intact 25 (62.5%) 51 (56.0%)
1st degree tear 4 (10.0%) 23 (25.3%)
2nd degree tear 3 (7.5%) 5 (5.5%)
Episiotomy 5 (12.5%) 10 (11.0%)
3rd degree tear 2 (5.0%) 2 (2.2%)
4th degree tear 1 (2.5%) 0