Hi, I had my DS2 on Sat night with a relatively straight forward VBAC. Small labial tear and graze and some internal stitches. For the first day or two, I had pain from the graze but nothing else. Then on Monday (so 1.5days after birth), I had my first err umm tmi, poo. I supported the perineum and it didn't hurt, but I think I let go too quickly as when i let go it felt like my insides all jumped on my perineum! It took my breath away. Since then I have felt bruised and sore all around my bum and vulva. It hurts to sit sometimes too. I get the same impact type sensation when I cough now, although I didn't for the first day and a half after birth. It hurts to walk sometimes (after been up for a while) and the pain is also in the tops of my hamstrings, although this could be from labour I suppose.
Does it sound like I've damaged the pelvic floor, or just bruised the area? I feel stupid as it seems my pelvic floor and perineum were fine after birth, but then I've caused damage by not being careful enough!
Anyone else experienced this? How long did it take to feel better?