Have any other moms (especially STM who may have been through a 3recovery of this) had issues with pelvic floor muscles after an extended period of pushing during L&D? I feel like I leak urine at times...after I stand up off the toilet (even though I think I emptied my bladder), laugh, cough, lift something heavy.
I had a weak pelvic floor to begin with, but what I'm most worried about is that I feel like I can't do Kegels. I even tried holding it while I peed so I could feel the right muscles, and I wasn't able to stop the flow!?! That made me nervous. Right after the birth I couldn't feel the need to pee for 3 days...but I thought that was somewhat normal. I had to time myself and make sure I peed every hour and a half, and I still didn't make it to the toilet 3 or 4 times.
Of course I will be talking to my dr about this, but I was interested in any experiences. My best friend had some pelvic floor issues that made sex incredibly painful, but they didn't affect using the bathroom so she doesn't have advice. She needed to see a specialist to strengthen things up.
EDIT - It's late and I had lots of typos and I added the very last sentence.