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#1 of 4 Old 03-14-2008, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm 38 weeks (almost) pregnant with #2, and periodically I feel my scar (which I received when #1 was born a year and a half ago). It doesn't hurt, really, but it feels like it's stretching or something ... I might describe the sensation as a slight stinging/burning, but light — noticeable, but nothing I would call pain. Has this happened to any of you? Is it normal to feel the scar as the uterus stretches, or should I be calling the midwife ASAP? Thanks!
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I had this when i was pg with baby number two, around 37 weeks. It lasted a week and then went away. I believe in my case, it was adhesions releasing.

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It does sound like adhesion pain... scar massage (gentle rubbing along the scar where it hurts) can help.

I had some adhesion pain early on with dd2's pregnancy and (oddly enough) before I got pregnant with dd2 I would feel adhesion pulling during very specific times in my cycle.

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Take an old flannel pillowcase, cover it in coldpressed castor oil, lay it across your scar, then wrap yourself in saran wrap - i know that sounds sexy.
Do that every night.
When the flannel needs more castor oil, add it.
It must be cold pressed castor oil though.
This helps to pull the impurities out of the scar and make it less "tight" feeling.
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