View Full Version : Upper tummy cramps & post birth bleeding.
Had birth 4.5 weeks ago - 36hour labor followed by emergency Caesar, healing up well just experiencing the following:
still have discharge of a light pink/brown - fairly light but constant.
also experiencing pain in my upper tummy (just below my rib cage) and back -
it only happens every 3 or 4th day - actually its much more speratic than that - but it really does hurt when it happens - feels like Ive got a huge air bubble in my belly and I cant sleep cause of the pain. (kinda hard to explain)
Is any of this normal?
As for the bleeding/ discharge thats pretty norm.... it can last up to 6 weeks (did for me)
But the cramps, I'm not really sure about. If you are concerned I'd probably see your Doc!!
Hope it settles down for you soon...
BTW congrats on your new arrival :D
thanks for your help becky
I wasnt sure if the bleeding was normaly supposed to go this long - but you made me feel heaps better.
I too had an emergency c/s with my DD.
I had over 5 finger separation, after both of my bubs. This caused me so much pain and aching under my ribs.
The pain you are experiencing could be your muscle separation. This occurs during pregnancy, and now that you're wanting to use those muscles again, they are finding it hard!
Lie on your back with your knees up, and with one hand on your tummy, try and sit up (this may be almost impossible after the c/s), putting your hand to your knee. With the hand on your tummy, see how many finger widths you can place between the muscles.
A physio can help, or at the very least give you a series of exercises to strengthen the muscles.
As for the lochia - After my DD, I continued to lose for over 10mth. (With 2 D&C's at 5mths and 8mths).
Everyone is different.
With DS I was still losing at the 6wk check, and the Dr was horrified when I told her that things took so long with DD. Hindsight is always 20/20!
Thankyou for making me feel human!
what you said makes so much sense-
My physio in the hospital said something to me about it - but at that stage you are taking in SOOOOOOO much information and trying to get mother hood right its hard to remember everything.
your advice really helped
Im glad I asked.
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