View Full Version : anyone with nerve damage to pelvic floor area post baby?
my ds is now 10 months old and i have had trouble with my pelvic floor since he was born. he was a big baby with a big head and was wedge low in my pelvis for much of my pregnancy. he was a vaginal delivery with vacume assistance, and was rather difficult to get out. ive since had little to no feeling in the area, and have found it near impossible to do pelvic floor exercises as i cant feel if im doing it at all. ive been to a physio (public health system). when i saw her in sept she said i was expecting too much too soon and i should just continue to try do the exercises and see her again later. however it has gotten worse, so i had another appointment today. today she said i must have quite bad nerve damage as i could barely feel her touching me during an internal and she couldnt see any movement when i tried to lift my pelvic floor. now ive been given a machine to apply electrical stimulation to the area.
im scared this is going to be permanent... anyone got any advice/experiences to share?? this is only my first baby and i am not ready to be feeling like im beyond repair down there!:freakingout::freakingout::eek::eek:
While I dont have the same problem I have recently found i have a prolapse so can understand the feeling of being broken down there!
Have u talked to your gp about it? Perhaps they could do some tests or refer you on to a gyno or whatever specialist deals with nerve damage.
Hopefully the electric machine will improve things for you in the meantime!
Im having troubles too. Im not sure if Im doing the exercises correctly. I think I am. I can draw in the muscles in the pelvic floor I think??? But I cannot hold it for the count of 8. And being told that its too early to see someone about it. I've been told to wait 3 months do exercises which Im not even sure Im doing correctly and if I still have a problem then ask for help.
I can slow my wee but I cannot make it stop. It only slows slightly.
My birth was not prolonged but very swift.
hi halyet, maybe u should get a second oinion or book yourself into a physio that specialises in womens health. you can do this without a referal. they will prob have one at the hospital u delivered at.
im seeing a physio and she assesses my pelvic floor and gives me exercises to do. i did not start at 8 seconds only 4 or 5.
if the nerves are very weak they can use electronic stimulation to wake them up
I would consider looking at a private physio or specialist gyno. I had nerve damage after ds this was to the perinium because they stitched me up badly (and I only had 3 or 4 stitches I think) and I did have to persevere for a long time to get results but it was worth it
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