everything will beOK
This is your post-partum time.
It is tumultuous, it is emotional, it is crazy, you are tired, you are navigating your new life as a mother.
Breastfeeding is not 100% e-z right now. That is challenging. If you're up to it, seek out a La Leche League group in your area.....that's what they're there for, new mama support.http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebUS.html
Your baby can
sleep for 4 hours. He's 4 weeks old--not 2 days, it's ok.
Breastfeed him on-demand--you just drink water, eat food, rest when you can. That's all you have to do.
If your bulge is in the front, it's probalby a cycstocele, or prolapsy bladder.
This idea that a woman's uterus needs to be removed is so repulsive to me.....the outrageous numbers of wombs surgically removed each year is the only thing worse than the 30% c-section rate we're all living with in the USA here. God/Nature/the Universe/Natural selection did NOT make women's bodies frail, or to fail.
YOU JUST GREW A HUMAN.
YOU ARE STILL FEEDING THAT HUMAN with your breastmilk.
THEREFORE: I think a prolaspsy condition can be mitigated, without surgery.
Urologists, OB/GYNs, they are all about surgery. Please keep this in mind as you listen to their advice. Also, note how some of the information on the Internet concludes that even after hysterectormy, prolapse of the vaginal vault (that's all that's left) occurs. Surgery won't correct the "problem".
I am the daughter of a woman who was convinced she needed to have a hysterectormy to take care of her serious prolapse issues (both bladder and rectal prolapse.) I take your post very seriously.
I cried when my insides were saggy day after day after my second child was born.
I thought I too would be doomed to a hysterectomy.
And as the weeks passed, and I avoided all stairs, vacuuming, lifting (things like laundry--and yes I know these chores must be done) I noticed my body had time to heal, and the oppertunity to heal.
And when I met with my physical therapist (after 4 months) I learned a lot about whole body muscles and dynamics and all sorts about pelvic floor muscles and abs and back muscles and glutes and hamstrings, and how.....they all work together
to keep your prolapsing self in a non-prolapsing way. It's more complex than, "oh jee, yank out that pesky womb." (What if that's the attitude bridge builders took with bridges? just remove
: Buttress and support it--give a woman help to recruit some other core muscles to work with.)
(And maybe this applies or not, but sometimes, with a cystocele, the buldge of the bladder into the vagina can eliminate incontonence because the buldge is over the bladder-end of the urethra, if that makes any sense, or if that helps you identify your current situation.)
Hang in there--try not to do too much around the house. Things will seem brighter soon--just hang in there......we're here for you (& I'm sure also in the breastfeeding forum, too, if you don't go to LLL.)