I am curious about your experiences with healing from vaginal birth. Having had a c-section last time, this vaginal pain is entirely new to me! I did tear, but am not sure to what extent. For the first few days, I was extremely swollen and couldn't sit. The swelling slowly went down and I started to feel more control over my muscles. Then, at about 6 days pp, I started feeling more pain. For the last few days, I really can't handle sitting or standing for more than a few minutes. I went to emerg. last night because I was getting worried, and the doc said it "might be the start of infection" and gave me a prescription for antibiotics. I won't fill out the prescription without knowing it's actually an infection, but I also don't know if I should be this uncomfortable 9 days pp. I find it weird that I could go for a walk around the block 5 days ago, but now can't make it to the kitchen without horrible pain. My hubby is out right now picking up Witch Hazel pads, and a friend brought me some Epsom salts to bathe in. Any ideas, concerns, feelings, comparisons, hugs???