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July 2013 - Part 1. Remember your pelvic floor exercises!

(979 Posts)

Time to start the post-natal thread.

And start those PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES!

dinkystinky Mon 05-Aug-13 15:33:34

<clench to mark my place>

VinegarDrinker Mon 05-Aug-13 15:40:01

Doing my PFEs.

Can someone link to or c&p the birth list, maybe?

dinkystinky Mon 05-Aug-13 15:55:06

Its woefully out of date vinegar as each time I even think about updating it j turns into screaming Velcro boy...

esme80 Mon 05-Aug-13 16:14:31

Marking my place, cant believe we are on post-natal!

Doing my pelvic floors whilst bfeeding and typing on phone.... Newborn multi tasking. Will try to post more as opposed to lurk on this thread! 9 days into life with DC3 and ridiculously tired.

MightBeMad Mon 05-Aug-13 16:20:06

Hello all and congratulations wombat on the arrival of baby wombat!

Doing my pfes here and also the core muscle exercises where you draw your belly button in towards your spine - do they have a fancy name? - not sure but am hoping they may eventually shrink my pot belly, which is currently all hanging out as there's absolutely no muscle tone left behind by my monster baby grin

Dd has been to the doctor today and it looks like the croup is on it's way out and he thinks it's now unlikely that ds will get it - phew!

10 day check in the morning and I'm a little bit nervous about the weigh-in. Am hoping all this feeding is doing the trick and he's now gaining weight. I've noticed our latch and his efficiency at draining the boob has improved in the last 24 hrs but I'm hoping that doesn't mean that it's been too ineffective until now (I'm a bit worried still by the mw's lecture at the 5 day check about ds' 5.8% weightloss - despite it being a totally normal amount to lose as far as I can tell!). Any of the rest of you had a c5-6% loss at 5 days and managed to regain birthweight by the 10 day check?

Runswithsquirrels Mon 05-Aug-13 16:43:06

Trying to do PFs even though I really can't feel much down there!

BB01 Mon 05-Aug-13 16:45:14

Making spot!

Abzs Mon 05-Aug-13 16:55:34

Might be - 8% loss I think k and he was gaining by 10 days though not quite back at birth weight. Started growing rapidly after that.

elliejjtiny Mon 05-Aug-13 17:17:14

marking place. Will try and be a more prolific poster on this thread

dinkystinky Mon 05-Aug-13 17:22:04

Might be - j lost around 6 percent at day 5 and had put double that back on by day 10

ClenchingPanda Mon 05-Aug-13 17:44:58

Just clenching marking my place.

Am I really on a postnatal thread? Is this amazingly awesome baby who looks nothing like me actually mine? <pinches self> grin

VinegarDrinker Mon 05-Aug-13 17:48:27

Loving the NC panda!

MrsMillions Mon 05-Aug-13 17:53:46

Yep I love the name change too Panda.

Post-natal thread - wow.

I do my PFEs in the shower in more newborn multitasking, getting better every day. Not heard about those tummy ones, will have to try.

SundaySunshine Mon 05-Aug-13 18:01:10

Hurrah for the arrival of baby wombat, congratulations, and nicely timed just as the last thread was coming to an end smile

Thanks for the shiny new postnatal thread Totally, ooh postnatal get us!

Mightbe, L lost over 10% and hadn't quite got it back by 10 days but by day 14 he was back up to birthweight and doing really nicely. Round our way they only start to worry if babes loose 12%+ so try not to be too concerned by 5/6%

Thanks for the PFE reminder, I've been very bad at doing these, must try harder...

shelley72 Mon 05-Aug-13 18:14:10

Might be mad F lost 9% and we were on verge of being re admitted to hospital but by discharge from midwife was 6lb 4 so well over birth weight smile. They get more efficient at feeding and draining the breast so try not to worry too much.

Must remember PF. MW told me if her aunt that whose womb fell out whilst she was doing her shopping. Prob untrue but scares me into remembering once a week

shelley72 Mon 05-Aug-13 18:18:01

Forgot to say, congratulations wombat!

Mrsd77 Mon 05-Aug-13 18:51:16

Hi all. Happy to be joining you all for some post natal chats!

L lost 7% and was on the up again by day 7. Weighed by hv today and still gaining but 8oz short of (really quite heavy!) birthweight. She's being seen again next week to check she's still going in the right direction.

HV was nice so had a bit of a chat. Feeling better today. DH helped me have almost a full nights sleep and its been chilled here today. FX it continues!

esme80 Mon 05-Aug-13 19:24:21

Congrats wombat!

Mightbe A lost 8%, started gaining, then lost another bitat 10 day checkup. They just weighed her frequently, every 2-3 days or so. She was back at birth weight this saturday, at 22 days, and was discharged from midwives. There was never talk of toping up or anying. Though because she was so big (11 lbs) they said her weight had sort of restabilised a little lower, at 98th centile now. At birth she was off the charts!

CitizenOscar Mon 05-Aug-13 20:02:50

Marking place <and clench>

Can't find time to post - juggling 2 boys - but it's nice to hear how everyone's doing.

Feels like I've done 4 weeks of non-stop breastfeeding! Can't wait til it settles down a bit. Still feels very draining right now. Have moments where all I can do is blurt out "hungry" or "tired" at poor DH and hope some food or rest is forthcoming!

Grannyapple Mon 05-Aug-13 20:29:54

Marking place...

Re weight issues...A gained 110gms on day 5 (yesterday)...but I'm trying to up my supply & reduce the formula feeding slowly, so will see what get weight is at day 10 at hospital..

Has our first venture out today...nothing exciting...just a quick trip to waitrose for some essentials & then to collect DS from nursery. But glad we made it out...was getting cabin fever. Am still not brave enough to bf in public yet (have only been able to master the rugby position for feeding), but have ordered some Aden & anaisyskibs as feeding covers for now...

Tired & pumping at the mo...think I'll be heading to bed shortly..

Beginningofthejourney Mon 05-Aug-13 22:03:27

Quick hi before bed, sleep well (as well as you can with a newborn) everyone

Persuasion Mon 05-Aug-13 22:11:43

Marking my place but off to bed now as F has just fallen asleep after feeding. Must type more often!

MummyKanny Mon 05-Aug-13 22:31:39

Marking my place too. Congratulations to all the recent arrivals.

Am pumping and doing my pelvic floor exercises while DH gets baby to sleep. Stomach muscles are non existent - I have to hold my belly when I sneeze! shock

Today was my first day alone with baby after 3 weeks. I managed to get myself dressed and out for a walk so feel like it was a success. Although the heavens decided to open the second I left so got pretty drenched. Lesson learned - whilst the rain cover for baby is important, suitable waterproofing for me is still necessary!

Still trying to get to grips with breastfeeding so am expressing full time. It's so time consuming even with a hospital grade pump.

Hope everyone has a good night with their little new borns. So exciting to have graduated to the post natal club!

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