I had forceps with my first after being induced.
They tried the Ventouse first but failed 3 times and I tore, so they gave me an episiotomy and used the forceps and out he came and I got a third degree tear to go with it...Thanks God for Epidural's. It took me about 6 weeks not to feel sore, but was still a tender for another couple of weeks.Though It took me 14 weeks with my first to get back into the swing of things with hubby....I know poor fella.
The 2nd bubs I had not forceps, no drugs, nothing except a 2nd degree tear and it took me ten weeks to get back into it, thats only because at my 6 week checkup I was still sore and tender and my doc said my tear had re-opened, so I had to wait another 2-3 weeks before it healed completely and I waited an extra week just to be safe. Plus we were both too tired before then anyway..LOL.
Hopefully this time I have minimal if no tearing and get to walk around and sit down without feeling pain for those first weeks.
Keep having salt baths...it does help, even after the tear is healed, it just relaxes the muscles around the area and helps to not feel so tight and tender. Good Luck when you finally decide to "Get back into it".
Mel, SA, Jayden 10/02, Harley 08/04, Zoe 09/06