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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post

 I would try some natural treatments first. If those didn't work, I'd try ibuprofen or acetaminophen. I wouldn't want to take anything stronger than that, especially a narcotic, while breastfeeding.


After DD1 I took Acetaminophen & Ibuprofin several times a day to deal with the pain from an episiotomy & a very bad tear.  I also wouldn't take anything stronger (I read a scary story just after DD's birth about a women who took some kind of morphine-based meds after birth and wound up killing her new baby through breastfeeding - I've been terrified of the things ever since.) Worked like gangbusters.  Here's hoping the same mix helps with afterpains!

post #22 of 36
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After DD1 I took Acetaminophen & Ibuprofin several times a day to deal with the pain from an episiotomy & a very bad tear.  I also wouldn't take anything stronger (I read a scary story just after DD's birth about a women who took some kind of morphine-based meds after birth and wound up killing her new baby through breastfeeding - I've been terrified of the things ever since.) Worked like gangbusters.  Here's hoping the same mix helps with afterpains!



yikes2.gif Yeah, I meant strong tylenol for afterpains, not anything too crazy. I don't like taking tylenol normally, but for sure needed it and plan on taking this time as well.

post #23 of 36

As for pain meds, I'm talking about Advil too.  I took Vicodin a couple times after my first birth because of a wickedly bad tear but I hated how I felt on it.  So, yes, just advil for me and the natural things - I've been seeing a reflexologist during this pregnancy and today she said the afterpains being bad can be from the liver being congested. She gave me hope that they might not be so bad this time since I've been having treatments during this pregnancy. I so hope she's right!  But you know, at this point....I just want the baby to come!!!! Come on baby!!! I wanna hold you! :-)

post #24 of 36

I don't think the tylenol is helping this time.   The rice sock is helping.  I put it against my back when nursing.   When I am not holding baby I put it on my belly. 

post #25 of 36

hug2.gif I hope they fade quickly for you!
 

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I don't think the tylenol is helping this time.   The rice sock is helping.  I put it against my back when nursing.   When I am not holding baby I put it on my belly. 



 

post #26 of 36

600mg of Motrin every  hours helped....but yea, baby #3 and they were intense!

post #27 of 36

Mine were worse with #2 than they've been so far with #3...

post #28 of 36

I didn't realize that they could be so intense!  I didn't have any at all with my first, but I sure had them like crazy with my second.  They were really powerful!  I still get a few mild ones here or there, but that first day was nuts.  I took advil for them and it helped some, although didn't stop them entirely.

post #29 of 36

This is bizarre but now with baby number 6 I am hardly feeling anything. They were awful with number 5...............

post #30 of 36

Oh I am SO not looking forward to this!  greensad.gif

post #31 of 36

YES YES! THEY SUCK!!! DON'T MESS AROUND WITH THEM! BE PREPARED AHEAD OF TIME!!!

 

This was my 3rd, and MY GAWD THEY HURT SO BAD! It wouldn't be so bad, but the baby was on my belly nursing, and all i could do was rhythmically kick my legs, and writhe in pain. Other wise I would have gotten up and bent over the bed, and rocked like I did in labor. Having to sit still through them is what made them worse than labor. My husband's 'healing touch' (Gentle Pressure on my uterus which took away 75% of Labor Pain) helped a lot, and tylenol took away the edge, and Hot Rice Sock only helped a little, preferred Hubby's Hand. For 2-3 days they were UNBEARABLE then they were just very uncomfortable after that. On my 6th PP day now, and haven't had many more, think they are done. Wish I'd tried Afterease. Or something. BE PREPARED

post #32 of 36
Mine have been painful but bearable with baby #4. They definitely hurt. I have to breathe through them like I did through labor contractions but I don't feel like I'm going to jump or crawl out of my skin. I never did get any herbs because I ran out of time. Baby came about a week earlier than I expected. I tried acetaminophen. That didn't do a thing. My MW said to try 600 mg of ibuprofen for the first 6 hours. I swear they were worse after that. So, now I take nothing and just breathe through them. Having something that would ease them would be nice.
post #33 of 36
800mg ibuprofin every 4-6 hrs.

If I missed a dose it was unbearable.
post #34 of 36
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Mine have been painful but bearable with baby #4. They definitely hurt. I have to breathe through them like I did through labor contractions but I don't feel like I'm going to jump or crawl out of my skin. I never did get any herbs because I ran out of time. Baby came about a week earlier than I expected. I tried acetaminophen. That didn't do a thing. My MW said to try 600 mg of ibuprofen for the first 6 hours. I swear they were worse after that. So, now I take nothing and just breathe through them. Having something that would ease them would be nice.


I swear by liquid cal/mag and I also downed a bottle of Afterease the first day so I wouldn't get them- I had minimal afterpains- last time around with baby number 5 they were really tough (even though I also took Afterease) so I think it was the combo. Oh also I've always used Arnica pre and post birth as well.

post #35 of 36
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I swear by liquid cal/mag


I reread my PP instructions and saw that listed. I had forgotten about it. Of course, now they are much better so I don't need anything anymore.
post #36 of 36

Strangely enough the after pains after my fourth birth were nothing! The third was bad, the second was bad and the fourth: nothing!

So don't be afraid before hand!

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