So, after Thomas's birth, I had two tiny tears (not worth stitching, they said) and a scrape. I didn't feel the tears after a few days, and I didn't feel the scrape after ten days or so. I stopped using the bottle to rinse when I peed, and I upped my activity little by little. Well, about a week and a half ago, one of the tears (I think? Definitely not the scrape) started to sting again. I can't see anything that looks wrong/torn when I look with a mirror, but I'm also not sure what I'm looking for exactly.
Besides normal activity (including an upstairs bedroom and a basement laundry room and daily walks of half a mile to a mile and a half), I haven't progressed. No yoga or jogging or sex, however much I may be very much wanting to do all three (and work off these extra twenty pounds of which I'm NOT a fan!).
I have a midwife appointment Friday (it was supposed to be yesterday, but the hurricane stopped that), and I emailed her today to let her know when we were discussing the rescheduling.
But do you have any advice? Should I be doing sitz baths (I haven't since the first week pp)? With what herbs? Should I really be sitting around, limiting my walking and stairs for a while yet (a challenge with a baby that goes through a dozen cloth diapers a day and a laundry room a flight of stairs away)?
Ahhhh! Thomas is five weeks old today. I'm frustrated.