The research was carried out by My Expert Midwife
A new survey has revealed that 51 percent of new mums in Ireland experience a tear during childbirth.
The research was carried out by My Expert Midwife as it launches the first Know Your Bits campaign.
The aim is to educate new mums about what to expect before during and after childbirth, so that they set the wheels in motion during pregnancy to help prevent these issues.
The company's founder and One Born Every Minute midwife Lesley Gilchrist says it shouldn't be a taboo subject