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Post Partum Yuckiness - TMI

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok, um, so how long do you think I can expect incontinence? I know it's normal after giving birth, but it's getting ridiculous! I gave birth one week ago, and I feel like instead of healing it's getting worse. I don't even want to leave the house anymore. I'm tired of doing tons of laundry because I'm having to change clothes during the day from - well, from anything from a big sneeze to bending over to trying to pick up something even moderately heavy. I'm so frustrated! How long is normal?
post #2 of 8
With my last DD, i had that too I know it was bad like that for a little bit, but that it did not keep up like that for a long time. What did last for a long time, was the inability to stop anything once it had already started (whether on purpose or not)
post #3 of 8
You need to kegel multiple times a day. I've never experienced it but i know kegels are key!
post #4 of 8
Yes, kegel!! it will save you lots on laundry!!!
post #5 of 8
kegels and pads... at one week aren't you still having lochia anyhow??
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah but the lochia doesn't bug me. I had to buy the heavy duty incontinence pads today because I pee so often...little trickles so often I had to change the regular sized pads every hour and still had leaks. It's so frustrating because other than that I 'be had a very easy recovery. I am starting to pay attention to doing frequent levels. I hope it helps!
post #7 of 8
definitely do kegels. I had that problem with DD...nothing major though, but lots of little leaks. The kegels really helped.
post #8 of 8
I was just going to post something similar! I have had the same problem all week. I started the kegels today. Hopefully that will help. No other advice, just wanted to say I'm with you!
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