I had horrible hemorrhoids after delivery, but they have subsided considerably. I had a small perennial tear and two stitches. I still feel a lot of discomfort when I sit or stand and sometimes when I walk, this sort of pressure in my vagina. I waddle.
I've started to worry that maybe I have mild uterine prolapse, but I'm not sure if I'm just jumping to conclusions. The thought of having a pelvic exam right now is totally unbearable, so I'm hesitant to call my OB, especially since I've read mild prolapse can be taken care of with kegels.
I'm wondering how long is normal to feel vaginal discomfort after birth, and if a feeling of pressure there is normal. I am still bleeding, which I know is totally normal. It is heavy at times, and at times it lightens.
Because our boy was early, it's been hard to relax. There were a lot of things to do once we got home with him: things we thought we had another month to take care of! Perhaps I overdid it. I plan to put my feet up for the next few days and hope that this feeling of pressure subsides. But maybe it's totally normal to feel this way for weeks and weeks?