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I am working on the birth story- I promise!! It should be done and up this week for sure. But I have a question. I delivered 8 days ago and I still feel the internal feeling like my organs are shifting all about with the new space in my abdomen. Its an uncomfortable feeling I never experienced after my singletons. How long does this take to go away? Did you support the sag with a band of somesort or did you just let your body do its thing? It feels good to lift my belly up but I dont want to do all the work for my body and not have it figure out what it needs to do on its own. DOes that make sense?
 

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I did a postpartum support belt for a good two weeks until I felt fine without it again. It helped me breathe and stand up straight. I'm 6 weeks post on Wednesday and I haven't needed it in a long time. I feel pretty normal and my stomach is no longer distended looking (just deflated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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I want to "yeah that" to Chantel's response. I slept night and day in my pregnancy support belt I bought from Motherhood for a good 2+ wks. I felt much better w/ it on and had read it was good to support the ligaments. You can read up on 'binding'. Some people just use a piece of bed sheet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I HAD to have a support on my abdomen for the first few weeks. Without it, I felt like my organs were just falling out if I leaned over. My abdominal muscles are still separated but I don't get that falling out feeling anymore...good thing since I'm a year PP!
 

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Hmmmmm.....my belly was HUGE, but I didn't do anything like a support belt afterward. My belly just went slowly down day to day, and the only weird thing I felt and sometimes feel now, is just under my ribs on the right, like something gets a little too close. I checked out the book "Lose your Mummy Tummy" and she has ideas of what to do PP w/diastis recti. I only read a little bit, but always try to do the Kegel combined with abdomen compression. My midwife had also recommended that, and it seemed familiar from yoga. Maybe this will help?
 

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My abdominals are not separated and I still had that horrible organs falling out feeling. I especially couldn't get a good, deep breath unless I was holding my stomach in with my hands or had my support belt on.
 

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I actually experienced this after my 2nd birth which was a singleton and I didn't do anything about it and wished that I had. So I was fully prepped for it when pg with the twins. I bought a postpartum support band from Babies R Us and wore that for at least a couple of weeks. It was so painful to have the organs sloshing around inside and also my skin hurt horribly once they were out and it seemed to help somewhat to hold everything in tight. You could use a simple ace bandage as well.
 

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I had a terrible diastasis after the twins. Not surprising since I had one with my first singleton as well. Since I had a c/s with the twins, I didn't wear anything but a belly hugger. It was lightly supportive, but didn't irritate my incision.
 

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After giving birth to my second set of twins, I can definately say that it takes some time to get feeling back to normal. Your body goes through a lot of adjusting with multiples. Give it time, and note anything that is painful and report it to your Dr. Try not to over do it at first... you will appreciate that advice in the long run. Good luck to you, and check with your Dr. if you don't think you are healing properly.
 
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