If you tore with your first birth, did you tear with others?

I tore every badly (internally and externally) with my first. I literally couldn’t sit down or stand up alone or without pain for about three weeks, had a hematoma and a series of issues. I’m hoping that won’t happen again. My OB actually thinks a C section would have been an easier recovery than what happened, but isn’t pushing me one way or the other. I’d love to hear about others experiences.