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tokenhoser:Oh, I took a shitton of Advil last time and will do so again if needed. It was a train wreck down there last time.
I'm just impressed you had the guts to look. I was way too afraid of my business to check it out in person. My sister said before they stitched me it looked like someone took a hatchet to my vag (she also said after it looked like frankencrotch...). She's so tactful.
I gave it a few days before I peeked. And just going by feel, I knew it was bad news.
I really really really hope that I have no tearing, or even just a less severe one. Third degree was not pretty. DS was posterior, though, so perhaps if baby #2 cares to come out the conventional way up she'll fit better.
I used arnica (200c) pretty regularly the first couple of weeks to help heal. I did also take regular ibuprofen. We really like arnica overall and have seen good results in other injuries and bumps in life, and I *think* it helped post partum. I'm planning to use it again.
I hear ya on tearing. My hope is that I will push on all fours or by leaning over the tub. I'll be talking with my midwife about strongly encouraging me to move if I end up on my back again - I want her to have me move as I know other positions will be a lot better to reduce tearing.
tokenhoser:I pushed on my hands and knees the whole time, so that's no guarantee. OP babies are rough.
Ugh. Hope this one's LOA for you.
tokenhoser:I gave it a few days before I peeked. And just going by feel, I knew it was bad news.I really really reallynbsp; hope that I have no tearing, or even just a less severe one. Third degree was not pretty. DS was posterior, though, so perhaps if baby 2 cares to come out the conventional way up she'll fit better.nbsp;