Aches/Pains... TMI...

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Teddypom Tue 24-May-16 20:56:55

I gave birth to DC2 11 weeks ago and have been suffering in silence since.
Since giving birth I ache all over and keep thinking it will go away but, 11 weeks on, and I still ache.
The worst part is a constant dragging feeling below in my lady bits. It's a difficult feeling to describe but it's incredibly uncomfortable and spreads down into the insides of my thighs.
I hope someone can relate to what I'm trying to describe!! It gets worse as the day goes on and by the evening I feel like I've been hit by a car.
I have contemplated booking an appointment with my GP but don't want to waste anyone's time and keep thinking it will go away.
I don't know whether it's just part of having a second baby that nobody tells you about??!!

pinguina16 Tue 24-May-16 21:27:50

Sorry you're aching in this way.

The dragging down feeling you describe is probably a degree of prolapse. Your pelvic floor muscles are weakened in pregnancy by hormones and weight of baby. The delivery also impacts on it. Remedy is diligent pelvic floor exercises 3 times a day. Don't lift anything heavier than your baby and don't run/jump until your muscles are stronger. Personally I'd go to see your GP so they can guide you better and check you out.

Are the other aches backache? It's all related. Your pelvic floor supports your spine so if weak, it's not maintaining your back in the correct position. Also your core abdominal muscles have been stretched by the pregnancy and again if weak, they're not playing the support belt they normally play all around your tummy. However you must build up your pelvic floor muscles up BEFORE you start working on abdominal muscles.
The best would be to see a women's health physio and/or go to hospital/postpartum pilates.
The POGP website has information leaflets for women.

It can take up to a year (with daily exercises) to regain all strength in these muscles so don't despair and keep going. You should feel a marked improvement after 3 months (I know it's long) and again after 6.

I don't know whether it's just part of having a second baby that nobody tells you about??!!
It's part of pregnancy and birth but because it touches on problems of incontinence (sometimes), it's kept under wrap.

Hope this helps.

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