Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: northeast of Boulder Colorado
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I delivered DD 12 days ago. I had the normal contraction type sensations for the first couple of days when nursing. I did not bleed a lot at all.
Now, 12 days later I am in agony. When I nurse I am practically in tears because of uterine pain / cramping. I'm still bleeding red, and the amount is still the same.
Edited to add: The nursing "triggers" the pain, but it continues for a long time after we've stopped nursing. It slowly eases off to a bearable (but not gone) state, and then flares up again dramatically when we nurse again.
Is this normal? I don't remember this from DD1's birth.
I'm waiting for my Doc to call me back, but was just wondering if anyone here had any insight.
(FWIW, it was a medically necessary Pitocin induced vaginal delivery - due to pre-e. I did have an epidural)