I've heard good things about belly binding, but I'm not sure about hips. For some reason my hips have gone back to pre-preg size almost immediately.
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Anyone believe in hip binding to get back to prepreg size? A friend gave me a shrinkx hipz thing, which is annoying to wear. But I also worry about fitting into my prepreg wardrobe. I can't even pull my jeans over my hips! Is the binding bunk or worth it in your opinions?
I have one. I haven't been too great about wearing it but I try! I am very anxious to get back into my pre-preg clothes. I have nothing that fits and it is very frustrating to me.
Any advice on any of these issues is appreciated.
I had a very easy labor compared to yours..... lot less time and pushing, no hemis. I still didn't have a BM until PP day 3. That was in the evening. I took one stool softener the day before. They don't really make you go, they just make it easier when the time comes. Make sure that you drink lots of water and that is you have to urge to go, sit on the toilet but don't strain to go. I think that I sat on the toilet 4 or 5 times before I was actually able to go.
daylicious- i agree with adore. for me it was a few days after jack's birth before i pooped. if i felt like i might have to go, i sat on the toilet but didn't push anything. when the time was right, the time was right. i also second the copious amounts of water to help, not only with the pooping but also to keep you hydrated with all of the breastfeeding. do your nipples hurt throughout a feeding or is just for a little bit at the beginning? if it's continuous pain, i'd suggest de-latching your babe and trying for a better latch. if it's just at the beginning then it is probably just your nipples getting used to the heavy suction that it hasn't dealt with before.
afm, jack still seems to have some gas especially in the evenings, or maybe it's growing pains? he'll be 4 weeks tomorrow. i'm still bleeding very lightly. more like spotting really. i can't remember how long i bled last time to see if this is normal for me or not. i think i'm going to start drinking some rrl tea tomorrow and see if that does anything for me. i could get back in my pre-pregnancy jeans within a week after he was born. the only issue with that is they give me a bit of a muffin top. when i go out though, i usually wear my "fat" pants with a belt so that the muffin top isn't as noticeable. they are a size up from what i normally wear, so even with a belt on i just have to slide them on and off. i've lost all my pregnancy weight (only gained about 15) but could really do with losing a bunch more as i am quite a fluffy girl to begin with. i'm giving myself a few more weeks though before i really start working on losing the weight through exercise.
day- im sorry it is rough. i pushed that long w ds and it was hard on my body. i agree, just wait until you feel the urge and dont push. your body is adjusting, it will happen. i agree about th water too, drink a lot! be gentle with yourself, you had a taxing delivery so it will take some time to heal and you will feel better each day. right now your primary concerns should be rest, food and water for you and snuggles and food for your babe. i also agree, if it hurts throughout the feeding something isnt right, even if it looks perfect to everyone else. the initial sucks before a letdown can be sensitive in the first week but you shouldnt be in continuous pain. hugs mama, keep us posted.
rosie, i havent done anything w hips but my mw insisted on a belly support band that has really felt good. i cant fit into prepg clothes yet, would love my hips to go down a bit but they will eventually.
afm- bleeding is downa lot w rrl tea. yay! also, 5 lbs away from pre pg wt which i am a little concerned about bc i need the wt for bfing but i have trusted my body so far. ds and dd are sick w a cold, boo
I never thought of RRL tea to help with bleeding. I typically bleed for 6-7 weeks PP. Not my favorite time.
Another thought I just had on bowel movements.... When my D had kidney removal surgery for a tumor the surgeon did a sweep with his hands to make sure that he didn't feel any other growths. That sweep temporarily moved his bowels and when that happens, it takes a little while for them to get back into gear. I'm guessing that biving birth can have the same effect because all of the sudden there is a big organ shift after a baby leaves the womb. It's a thought.
AFM - I don't really feel like I am over doing it but my body is soooo not happy right now. My lower back and uterine muscles feel like they have been hit by a truck. I am so weak in that area. Much more than with my past 3 deliveries.
4 days out from a surprisingly happy 12 hour labor of a 10lb, 8oz baby. 2nd degree tear and some peri-urethral tears after delivering a baby WAY BIGGER than I or anyone else anticipated. We had a nurse home visit yesterday and she said everything is healing up beautifully, but maaan do I still feel like garbage. It's just hard to be aching to take walks with the boy or just even be able to go downstairs to get myself a cup of tea.
Can I expect to feel a little less beat up by the end of the week?
Rosie, my body bounced back this fast last time too, but I didn't get any bigger in the hips that pregnancy. I'm surprised my hip measurement is so small after a vaginal birth.
AFM, I'm a total wreck. DD is acting out again, DS won't let me put him down. I can barely eat a meal because all I get is children screaming at me. I have some old depression issues that are kicking back in. I'm just angry all the time and I can't stop it and I don't know what to do. DH is helping as much as he can but I'm a total emotional wreck.