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#1 of 12 Old 12-07-2009, 11:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm horrified at the prospect that's what I've got! I'm 9 (almost 10) days post partum and still feeling a ton of pressure and heaviness down there. I had a tear that feels ok, so I'm guessing it's healed/healing. Hemorrhoids are gone, but there's this achy feeling in my lower butt cheeks and again with the heaviness. It hurts to sit and walk, feels better when I lay down...a couple of the things that point to prolapse. No issues with bladder or bowels.

I'll wait a few more days to see if it improves before seeing my doctor, but has anyone else been feeling rotten like this? I didn't expect recovery to be a complete walk in the park, but this doesn't seem to be improving.

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I had tons of pressure down there for about two weeks or so. It worried me as well. I scoped things out, and I looked mighty swollen down there, but other than that... I did ask my midwife about the swelling and pressure, and she seemed to indicate that it was pretty normal.

I would get a mirror and check things out. If you see something that worries you, you can do a few google image searches (but be forewarned!) and then talk to your doctor.

Mine went completely away.

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I agree w/ ED, I had the same feelings for a couple weeks PP. BUT, you did have a chunk of a baby (same weight as my VBACer ) and with it being a fast delivery, that puts you at a higher risk, IIRC. If it doesn't feel right, just call for the reassurance, if anything.

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Thank you for both the congrats as well as the Google images warning!! I guess I will just give it a few more days to settle down. Everything looks back to normal, so maybe I should take that as a good sign...

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I had that feeling as well, especially after walking for a bit. I really had to increase things slowly. I still do get that feeling that "everything is going to fall out" if I stand too much or carry too much, but it is getting less and less.

Yesterday, I had my 6 weeks postpartum checkup and my midwife said, everything looks fine, the tear healed, but still hurts a bit. She also mentioned, that the feeling of pressure can last all through breastfeeding for some women, but it should get less and less.

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Had the same feeling as well and paranoia. Had the mw check it out and after her asking me some questions and such we ruled that out- then I got a mirror so I could check it out myself to assauge my fears. Warning- make sure not to use the magnified part of the mirror- I was really freaked at first ! I have spent a LOT of time laying down, much more than last time, I don't even hardly remember lying down the day following delivery w/ number #2.

Anyway, at about a week and a half I noticed that it was a lot better and it is getting better a bit by bit. It is frustrating I had such an easy recovery last time I wasn't expecting this. However, even though I had a "small" baby at 7-9 she had a 14 in head w/ a nuchal hand which was very hard for me to push out- which I think caused more issue for me as I had a few abrasions from her elbow on the way out. also, I kept w/ very vigourous exercise last time, but the last few months this time I didn't and I am sure that effected it as well as I am sure all my muscles were not near the same shape as before.

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ddc crashing and nak...

i had some prolapse this time. i didn't feel the heaviness you're describing though. i was checking my stitches and inserted a finger so i could guage if i might be close to ready to dtd, and was shocked to find my cervix! it was barely a knuckle inside, whereas usually i have to reach for it.

it has since corrected itself, i now have to reach my whole finger in to feel it. from what i read, it was grade 1, and time and core strengthening exercises help heal it. seems to be working for me so far. it's still a bit lower than it was, but not concerning anymore.

so try putting a finger in there if you're comfortable doing that. and monitor it over several weeks to see if it's self correcting.

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Stay off your feet and lay down as much as possible. I felt very 'stretched out' and achy for about 2 weeks, even with lots of lazing about in bed. But at almost 3 weeks postpartum, I can walk the dog a half mile without feeling like my pelvic floor is about to fall out of my bottom, and I feel pretty much "normal" again.

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It is so nice to read about others going through the same thing, I have felt like such a bum for taking so long to recover here and doing so much laying around. I was up and about yesterday a lot as I felt really good and then all of a sudden at lunch time I really, really started feeling achy and had to lay down- then I started bleeding a bunch again.... sigh... so today I have been doing lots of laying around.

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It is so nice to read about others going through the same thing, I have felt like such a bum for taking so long to recover here and doing so much laying around.
I hated the laying around part, I felt lonely and was a bit blue and usually sunshine and a walk keeps my spirits up, but I just couldn't really walk or even stand around very long.

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I have a uterine prolapse and cystole that occurred in my 1st pregnancy. It is very noticeable when checking down there with the mirror. I was hoping it wouldn't be as bad this time around, but despite resting, at 3 days PP my cervix was about 1 cm out of my vagina . So I've had to put in my pessary, which let me tell you, putting in 3 days after giving birth was extremely excruciating! I'm hoping I can heal it without surgery. I'll be seeing a physio who specializes in prolapse in Jan. It's made my recovery this time so much harder, and I feel pretty depressed about it.

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OMG, Sonneva, ouch! That sounds so painful!! From what I've Googled, it seems that most cases resolve on their own. I hope your's does.

Crunchy mama, DS also came out with his fist at his face. I still have a small hematoma (size of a small grape) on that side, that I (duh) never connected to that until just now!! Everyone's experience has reassured me that it's just going to take a bit longer to recover. For my own peace of mind, I'm going to see if there's any cervix slipping out...but I'm too chicken to go there just yet!!

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