I'm not complaining about FINALLY having my baby girl, after being almost 2 weeks late, I just didn't feel like this with DD1. With DD1 I bled a lot post partum and had some soreness where I tore but that was it. I actually remember the stitches hurting worse than anything.
This L&D was totally different though. I labored with contractions in my very lower abdomen and lower back. I didn't have an epi this time and I delivered on my knees, after pushing for an hour and a half.
For the first time in my LIFE I have hemorrhoids and they're freaking me out. What do I do????
I also have very bad lower back pain, almost like sciatica. It hurts to sit, stand, bend over, walk, etc. And I still have horrible lower abdominal pains. I developed a bit of a cough when I left the hospital and when I cough it's like I'm having a contraction right at that moment.
Plus, I feel like when I have to have a BM, I have to do it then, like I couldn't hold it if I tried which is unnerving. So basically I feel like I'm worse off now than I was when I was 9+ months pregnant! What the....?
What can I do? I'm day 5 after having sweet DD2. I'm not picking up DD1, trying not to strain myself. I rest as much as possible and just nurse and cuddle my babies while my visiting parents do cooking, dinner, etc. But I feel like I'm not recovering and some moments I'm in tears, like I'm worse than the day before.
Anyone find this to be the case? I'm sure with all things it's a matter of time but I am desperate to help the healing process along. I want to feel good again. Instead I feel broken. Thanks mamas.