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Postpartum Pain - Recovery

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edited September 19 in Babies: 0 - 3 Months
Not sure if there is already a thread on this, but has anyone else experienced pain for a long period of time?

I gave birth vaginally over 7 weeks ago and I'm still feeling sore. Up until 6 weeks I was in so much pain I was in tears most days. No one I've talked to has experienced this, and I most of the information online says 7-10 days or a few weeks.

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  • Not sure if there is already a thread on this, but has anyone else experienced pain for a long period of time?

    I gave birth vaginally over 7 weeks ago and I'm still feeling sore. Up until 6 weeks I was in so much pain I was in tears most days. No one I've talked to has experienced this, and I most of the information online says 7-10 days or a few weeks.
    What was your birth like? Did you have excessive tearing? Have you spoken to your doctor about your pain and been checked out? There are many factors that could be causing your pain and if you have been in that much pain for that long you should definitely get it checked out. It could also be non-pregnancy related.
    ME: 32  DH: 32 DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
  • I had a very difficult birth, 30 hours of labor, 3 of pushing which ended up in forceps. Lots of tearing, in the labia and in the vaginal walls. I had a tear on my perineum, but it was only a second degree and that pain went away pretty quickly (within a few weeks). My NP told me I had a rare kind of tearing that went horizontally on the inside, which is where the pain is the most now. I'm taking topical estrogen cream to try to help, going to see a PT, and considering making a consultation with a surgeon. I've been in to see my OB many times and it seems they don't have a solution for me. I feel like I'm going crazy, and it's not something women talk about much but it would feel really nice to have some answers. Just to know if this happens to people or if it's something more.
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  • If you know the cause of your pain, I’d encourage you to seek treatment through the avenues recommended by your doctor. But in answer to your question, 7 weeks (more now) is not unheard of as far as healing time goes, especially for the kind of trauma your body has been through.
    ME: 32  DH: 32 DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
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