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To wonder if others find tampons leak after birth of DC?!

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mollypollly Sat 08-Nov-14 14:52:45

Hi ladies,

Slightly embarrassing one here... Since the birth of my DD (6 mo) I have found that tampons just aren't doing the trick anymore; they leak even when not saturated (or anywhere near).

I have been using lilets as they apparently expand sideways but it hasn't made much difference hmm

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem and found a solution (eg more pelvic floors?!) I really don't fancy the mooncup as I'm a bit squeamish about cleaning it out etc...

Thanks so much for reading! x

SunshineOutdoors Sat 08-Nov-14 14:55:29

Watching for answers

MsFiremanSam Sat 08-Nov-14 15:17:24

Yes, same here. As I understand it, it's due to a weak pelvic floor. Ive also had other issues which I think are related - aching in the, er, area, and lower back ache.
I've just started doing the MuTu programme, which is a specialist postnatal exercise programme to fix diastasis and strengthen pelvic floor, and I'm going to make an appointment to see a women's physiotherapist on recommendation.
It's hard to find info about it but I recently confided in some friends IRL and they admitted they had the same issue - so I guess it's quite common.

WorraLiberty Sat 08-Nov-14 15:19:39

I think more pelvic floor exercise might be the answer.

My friend said she was running for the bus last week and her tampon fell out into her knickers grin blush

Her baby is about the same age as yours.

ImBrian Sat 08-Nov-14 15:23:19

Yes mine do, had to stop using them. I've done pelvic floor religiously this pregnancy so it'll be interesting to see if it makes a difference.

MsFiremanSam Sat 08-Nov-14 15:25:22

Worra �� ! That is my fear!
My DC's are 4 and 1, and I had the issue after my first - I did nothing about it and it's been even worse since my second. I've read that left untreated you can end up with prolapse.

MsFiremanSam Sat 08-Nov-14 15:28:09

http://mutusystem.com
This is what I'm doing. There's loads on info about pelvic floor dysfunction on the site - kegels alone can't fix it, only a holistic exercise programme.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Sat 08-Nov-14 15:30:11

Yes. Same problem.

DS is 11.
blush

mollypollly Sat 08-Nov-14 15:34:50

Thanks so much ladies, worra your poor friend-bless her!!

Right, I'm going to really up my pelvic floors and will look at those links too, thanks again! smile X

Heatethelastrolo Sat 08-Nov-14 18:02:01

Yes this happened to me after DS. I didn't get my period back until he was about 9 months so it was a while after the birth too. I also became really squeamish about using a tampon at all and found that althought it didn't hurt, I could feel it constantly and it really went through me. I had some other pelvic floor issues after DS too but seeing a gynae physio really helped - she just made me do pelvic floors really - and the tampon issue improved over time!

PicandMinx Sat 08-Nov-14 18:45:32

I was unable to use tampons after the birth of my first DS. I was referred to a gynae and I was told that the botched forceps delivery had caused too much damage. I declined an attempt at a repair, as there was no guarantee that it would make any difference. I tried pelvic floor exercises, but they made no difference.

LiviaEmpressoftheUniverse Sat 08-Nov-14 20:55:04

Google Kegel8.

the 8 is important if you want some useful info.

mummymeister Sat 08-Nov-14 23:19:27

I had to stop using them. I then went in for a repair operation due to prolapse and was able to start using them again. have always done and still do my pelvic floors every day but guess some people are more prone to it than others. if worried go and see your gp in case you have a prolapse that isn't evident outside the body yet.

emms1981 Sun 09-Nov-14 00:22:32

My children are 7 and 5, my tampons leak too sad I never even gave it a thought it might be anything to do with child birth. I have to wear a towel too and that can't be right

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sun 09-Nov-14 08:36:17

I can't wear them anymore. After the first wee they fall out.

My two are 10 and 7

grumpalumpgrumped Sun 09-Nov-14 09:28:39

Oh thank goodness its not just me. Towel and tampon here too and god awful ache (this has improved). DC are 6 and 3.

BolshierAyraStark Sun 09-Nov-14 09:36:02

Yep, have balls & did floor excercises too but still leak unfortunately.

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