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    Default Pain after birth

    I had DS (second baby) 12 days ago and am having quite a bit of pain. It was an induced labour, about 2hrs from 3cm to baby born. I have stitches for a small tear.

    The pain feels like a massive bruise and it hurts to stand or sit for longer than a few minutes. I don't think it's the stitches because it's not that isolated. The pain goes from my tail bone all the way to the front, if that makes sense?

    I didn't have this with DD. It seems to be getting worse each day. Is this normal bruising from the birth? When is it worth following up with the Dr?

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    Is it crampy like after birth pains? I had them really bad after no. 2 do for no.3 used magnesium gel and I think it really helped. But probably best to talk to dr to see that it is after pains. Ps congratulations!


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    It's not like the cramping, luckily that subsided after a few days. This definitely feels more like bruising/tenderness. It's a constant dull ache that gets worse from sitting or standing. I've just taken some panadol to try to relieve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    It's not like the cramping, luckily that subsided after a few days. This definitely feels more like bruising/tenderness. It's a constant dull ache that gets worse from sitting or standing. I've just taken some panadol to try to relieve it.
    Hi cue, I tore and I was cut. I had the exact same pain and I only started to feel relief over the last week and my dd was born 5wks ago. I still randomly feel tender every now and then.. I was worried too like u so I went to see the doctor. Doctor said everything was healing fine but to take both nurofen and panadol. That helped SO much!

    Good luck with ur healing and rest as much as u can xo

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    After my 2nd I too had a heavy/achey type feeling that was worse as the day went on. I also had some incontinence so put it down to weakened pelvic floors.
    Turns out the heavy dragging feeling was from prolapsed bowel and bladder.
    Keep working on your pelvic floor as it can help strengthen things down there but def mention it at your follow up.
    If it is that I found a women's health physio really helped strengthen my pfloors again.
    It's still early days so hopefully by your check up you'll be feeling more normal
    Congrats on your bub xx

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    If it feels more "outside" than deeper in your pelvis, have you tried a cold pack? My OBGYN told me to wrap a bag of frozen peas in a clean tea-towel, and put that between my legs. (Throw peas away afterwards obviously!). For me it worked a treat. I used paracetamol and ibuprofen too. My 2nd baby was 4.715kg (10lb6oz) and tore me to bits...so I get where you are coming from!
    Are you using stool softeners etc, so you don't have to strain to open your bowels?

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    I was so sore after, not sure how long ( can't remember at least 12 weeks). I don't want to alarm you but I had vaginal muscle spasms and prolapse ( these two things aren't meant to go together) so I'm putting it down to that.
    I was also induced and 3 to 10 cm in 4/5 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmumm View Post
    After my 2nd I too had a heavy/achey type feeling that was worse as the day went on. I also had some incontinence so put it down to weakened pelvic floors.
    Turns out the heavy dragging feeling was from prolapsed bowel and bladder.
    Keep working on your pelvic floor as it can help strengthen things down there but def mention it at your follow up.
    If it is that I found a women's health physio really helped strengthen my pfloors again.
    It's still early days so hopefully by your check up you'll be feeling more normal
    Congrats on your bub xx
    This except mine was/prolapsed uterus and vaginal wall (after 4 babies its now actually partially external). It started after the birth of my first and increased in severity after each baby. I definitely recommend mentioning it and possibly even getting a referral for physio to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    If it feels more "outside" than deeper in your pelvis, have you tried a cold pack? My OBGYN told me to wrap a bag of frozen peas in a clean tea-towel, and put that between my legs. (Throw peas away afterwards obviously!). For me it worked a treat. I used paracetamol and ibuprofen too. My 2nd baby was 4.715kg (10lb6oz) and tore me to bits...so I get where you are coming from!
    Are you using stool softeners etc, so you don't have to strain to open your bowels?

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    Wow, big bubba! I haven't had any issues with going to the loo, quite the opposite actually! I constantly feel like I need to go.

    If it doesn't ease over the next few days I might give my OB a call.

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    I felt those pains more with my second as your body is still sore from birth but you are probably lifting your toddler?

    Get it checked but my bet is you not physically resting as much.

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