Summary: For women with minor perineal lacerations due to spontaneous vaginal delivery (less than 2 cm deep x 2 cm long), allowing spontaneous healing without suturing may give the same healing outcomes by 8 weeks postpartum, with spontaneous healing associated with less need for postpartum analgesia and less perceived interference with breastfeeding than a sutured repair.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11251483

Strength of Recommendation = B

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