Perineal Massage

What is this?

A massage of the perineum performed in the 4 to 6 weeks before childbirth. If you want to learn how to do a perineal massage go to wikiHow to Do Perineal Massage. (Caution: diagrams of female genitals)


  • may remove the possibility of an episiotomy 1
  • may eliminate the fear of painful sexual intercourse 1
  • may prepare the women for sexual intercourse 1
Nichols F H, Humenick S Smith. Childbirth Education: Practice, Research and Theory. Saunders; 2000.