O M G YES!! They are the worst! Every time he nurses! I know it's shrinking my uterus BUT come on!holy contractions, this is my third baby and I had the absolute worst post labor contractions I have ever experienced!! They are obviously gone now having delivered four weeks ago, but they were horrid; literally worse than actual labor. Any other mamas experience these post labor contractions?
Marilyn, read through this thread:Do any of you have experience with rectocele and cystocele (sp?).
As far as afterbirth pains, OMG! I had to take 800 mg (!!) of cytotech for bleeding. My afterbirth pains were horrid. I actually had to be on narcotics for three days just to cope (after 8 natural labor/deliveries)! On the plus side my lochia was almost non-existent after one week!Marilyn, read through this thread:
There is an amazing amount of info on it. I had a uterine prolapse (MW's asst. pulled it out) and it took me months to recover. It was life changing in that I felt broken. I got a pessary from my doc (highly recommended!). I've recovered and had two children without incident since then.
Take time to recover. Be good to yourself. Love yourself. You are not broken!
I personally feel disconnected where they did the cesarian. Like that part of my body isn't mine anymore. And empty because Madison is no longer inside of me. I can't feed her without my bleeding kicking in. I was told that's normal. Still feels awkward for me.