Originally Posted by Dmitrizmom
I went through a lot of pads (heavy flow, overnight type, with wings), changing them every time I went to the bathroom. TBH, it sucked.
I hope that things improve for you soon... and that if they aren't, that you are able to get a referral to someone who can help.
When you called the office, who did you talk to? If it was just the receptionist or the nurse, be a pain in the @ss and make them have the doctor call you.
Originally Posted by maryeliz
It seems like there are a lot of postpartum issues that do resolve on their own-and I hope this does, but with your symptoms I would be concerned that it was a fistula or other serious issue. It makes sense that your doc would want to wait and see for a bit, but I would also expect him/her to take this seriously and talk to you about what the problem could be and what the next steps would be to address the problem. To me, "wait six weeks" is not an acceptable answer. Do you have the option of seeing someone else if you're not improving in a week?
[and I would second that if you haven't already, you should talk to the doctor directly]
I didn't talk to the doctor but I sure will on monday. I can't belive I just took, sorry nothing we can do, as an answer. If there really isn't anything they can do, then he should tell me that to my face.
I have good insurance, and could probably see most anyone, but I don't know who. I feel like I've bounced ob's so much-- I transfered care to this guy late in my pregnancy in hopes of getting vbac. I feel very little faith in him that he can help me with this issue. I liked my previous provider better, but she seemed to have little experience with vbacs. Even then.... how can I find someone who is an expert in this problem without even knowing what the problem is?
And just to get it out there because I'm so horrified by it, today my 7 day old newborn slept from 3am to 7am. I just fell asleep as well-- when I got up I peed buckets on myself for what felt like 5 minutes. absolutely no warning, and no way of stopping myself. I can't live like this. Other than this issue, my recovery is going great.