My baby girl was born last tuesday (6/19) I'm now 5 days pp. Yesterday I had a fever and a lot of abdominal tenderness on one side. Midwife came over, we agreed it was probably a uterine infection and I started antibiotics in the afternoon. That evening I passed a large piece of membrane and in the middle of the night another piece that was still large but not quite as big. Today my fever is a little lower, my pain a bit more manageable and my uterus is smaller, firmer and less tender. I'm wondering if there is any way, besides ultrasound, to tell if all of the membranes have passed at this point? Also is there anything I can do to encourage the rest of it to pass if there is more? I am nursing on demand and took some motherwort this morning. I'm debating whether motherwort or angelica is more appropriate?
I'm also taking echinacea to keep my immune system strong and am thinking about drinking some emergen-c to up my vit c. i'm also taking probiotics in between the antibiotic doses to prevent a yeast infecction for me and my baby girl.
any other thoughts on things I can be doing? I was so psyched for an awesome pp period...i had no tearing or even swelling or tenderness "down there"...I felt fabulous for the first couple of days!! And now this :( at least it seems to be healing quickly and my body does seem able to pass whatever is in there.