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Hey y'all. This will probably get moved, but I'm wonderinh if anyone has any advice.<br><br>
I had an episiotomy with baby #1 and baby #2 had a cord around her neck twice that made her descent and birth SLOW. She crowned for a long, long time. Anyway- I am fairly sure I have a mild rectal prolapse now. My sx are fairly mild, but I'm going to the doc about it later this month. I've been bad about kegels, so not so pro-active about fixing the problem, but here's my question...<br><br><br>
I am thinking about having one last kid.... Has anyone had another child after a mld prolapse? Did it get worse? Did you have a c-section or vaginal delivery? What did your doc or midwife recommend?<br><br>
I'm not totally against the idea of having a planned c-section. My first was born sunny side up and the second had a double nucal chord- both were very slow to descend, both long, sucky labors, and frankly, I have no romantic attachment to vaginal delivery at this point.<br><br>
But does the pregnancy itself impact prolapse?<br><br>
How much do Kegels really help? I'd be more motivatred if I heard firsthand that they made a difference.<br><br>
Thanks for the input!
 

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Check out <a href="http://www.wholewoman.com" target="_blank">www.wholewoman.com</a>.<br><br>
My mild uterine prolapse got worse with my very easy vaginal delivery of DS. We'll be stopping at 2 kids.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Check out <a href="http://www.wholewoman.com" target="_blank">www.wholewoman.com</a>.<br><br>
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Did it get worse during pregnancy, or would you say that the delivery is what made it worse?
 

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oooooo... I'm a little nervous about this.<br>
I had mild rectal prolapse but kegels took care of it. Really.<br>
I'm pregnant again...<br>
I'm doing my kegels right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes, it got worse with my pregnancy. Delivery was a piece of cake; Very little to no pushing. I ended up having to wear a V2 supporter during the last half of pregnancy to feel like I was being supported & my uterus wasn't going to fall out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> .
 

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I prolapsed in all directions from my first birth (coached, prolonged, hard premature pushing on full bladder). And my rectum also lost supports so my rectum will prolapse through my anus if I have to push a bowel movement.<br><br>
The surgeons say the rectocele is from torn fascia that occured during my second degree tear during my first birth. It can be repaired pretty straightforwardly as it would have been had this been noticed during the original repair. There is just some thin tissue between my vagina and rectum.<br><br>
At any rate there was no further damage from my 11 pound second baby, HOWEVER, I birthed him with involuntary pushing, which I highly recommend if possible.
 

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I had surgery for a rectocele and cystocele last year. I tried kegals, electro stimulation and saw a women's health physio. The tissue can be stretched and damaged beyond what simple exercises can repair.<br><br>
It was a result of delivery of ds (now 8) - long induced labour, 4 hour second stage, failed vacuum and finally forceps delivery. No wonder.<br><br>
I had dd 3 years later by c/s.<br><br>
My obgyn has said there will be no problem with a subsequent pregnancy, but deliveries will need to be c/s or else the prolapse surgery will need to be redone.
 
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