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    Default Can't feel sensation of full bladder post-birth

    Hi ladies, I had my little boy almost 24 hours ago and have realised I can't feel the sensation of needing to wee. I have also lost the ability to hold pee in, earlier today my bladder was full but I didn't feel it but thought I should try to go, and when I stood up to walk to the toilet, it started leaking out as if I was pushing it out. I needed to wee throughout my labour but I'm not sure if I did, certainly not on the toilet but I was a bit unsure as to whether it was wee or amniotic fluid that was leaking out. I had to push him out quickly as he was becoming distressed, and the midwife had to put a catheter in afterwards to empty my bladder. I'll ask a nurse about this next time I see them but just wondering if anyone experienced this and whether it resolved itself and if so, how long it took? I'm really worried about peeing myself!

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    Firstly congratulations!

    Ok after a catheter (had one each time with c sections) it took a little time to feel normal again for me.

    That said I can see why it's freaking you out. Huge hugs just buzz the midwife and ask.

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    Chances are it's just a temporary bruising of the nerves to the bladder, especially if you had to push Bub out with a full bladder in the way. Ask to see the physio. In the mean time, make sure you do timed voids, i.e. Take yourself to the toilet every 2-3hrs regardless of what you're feeling to avoid the situation of a leaky bladder. Practice your pelvic floor exercises too. They are the main things that are going to help you. The timed voids will help you short term and the pelvic floor exercises will help you long term.

    I also once heard a physio say to someone that if you feel like you're leaking a bit when you stand up to go to the toilet to curl your toes up tight. Apparently it helps to trigger your pelvic floor muscles?

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    Sorry @JR03 I have no helpful advice other than congratulations.

    After reading @M'LadyEm post I'm wondering who else is curling up their toes to see if it works (I think it might).

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    Also, stand up on your tip toes and down again repeatedly, whilst focusing your attention on your calves, I had a similar problem after my son was born, somehow my nerves got a bit confused and needed a bit of retraining

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    Same thing happened to me after the birth of my first. I was changing her then all of a sudden i wet myself all over the floor. DH even cleaned it up for me.

    It goes back to normal, dont worry. That area had taken a pounding and everything will be bruised etc.

    Give it a week of so. In the mean time, try and schedule pee breaks every couple of hours.

    If its still the same in a week or so, bring it up with your health nurse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummymaybe View Post
    Sorry @JR03 I have no helpful advice other than congratulations.

    After reading @M'LadyEm post I'm wondering who else is curling up their toes to see if it works (I think it might).
    OMG it does work!

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    This happened to me too but I had a full bladder that I couldn't feel AND I couldn't pee either (after reading your post I'm wondering now if that was a blessing). I can't recall what they said about it but I had a catheter for a while that helped. It did get better quickly.

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    Actually, just saw your birth announcement in the April thread - your bubba is a big one! Nice work squeezing that one out. Apparently temporary bladder issues like this are more common with big babies. My issues were with my 3.9kg bub but not with my 3.6kg bub.

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    I had this also and in my experience it does get better & return to normal.

    I was home after 24 hours and almost as soon as I got home I went to put something in the bathroom, looked down and realised I was peeing and had no sensation of it! I was mortified but everything is back to normal and in hindsight I don't feel embarrassed as I'm proud of myself for bringing a human into the world!

    Just follow the advice of the midwives and see a physio if your symptoms persist.

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