Which is better?

I’ve heard mixed opinions on this so I’m just curious what you ladies think. Is it better to tear naturally or have an episiotomy during childbirth?

I’m planning to have a natural home/water birth and I know that my midwives don’t even do an episiotomy unless it’s an emergency. I’ve been told that’s pretty much the standard way of thinking now but a few members of my family were trying to convince me otherwise. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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