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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06-08-2014 14:06 #1
Pain after birth
06-08-2014 14:10 #2Senior Member
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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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06-08-2014 14:40 #3
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.
06-08-2014 14:57 #4
Good luck with ur healing and rest as much as u can xo
06-08-2014 15:03 #5
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
06-08-2014 15:36 #6Senior Member
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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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06-08-2014 15:40 #7
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
06-08-2014 15:45 #8
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06-08-2014 17:49 #9
06-08-2014 17:59 #10
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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