I have decided already to go to GP on Monday but have already been fobbed off at my 6 week check up so would like to go armed with possible diagnosis and am too scared too Google!
In brief, DD is 10 weeks old and was a forceps delivery. Recovery seemed fine and I felt my pelvic floor was recovering well, as I have had no problems with continence (I now understand there is more to pelvic floor than that..). DH & I have been too tired with a baby and toddler to even consider sex, so I had no sense of what was going on except I noticed a feeling of something falling inside me if I tried to walk too quickly or run after my toddler. I mentioned this to the GP who said all was normal and that it would improve as my pelvic floor started working again.
Over the past 2 days it has got worse and I feel the falling sensation even when just walking. I decided to have a prod earlier and felt something at the entrance to my vagina which then moved with me as I poked it (apologies for TMI). It almost felt like I was pushing my cervix back into position. Does anyone have experience of anything similar? Is it just a pelvic floor issue? Any advice would be appreciated so I don't worry too much before I see the GP on Monday.
Hmmm, I'm sorry to say but by the sounds of it, you might have some sort of prolapse. Labour/delivery - and a forceps delivery - can wreak havoc on the old pelvic floor and as these muscles 'cradle' the uterus and bladder, your pelvic floor might not be cradling everything quite as it should at the moment.
What sort off forceps were used? (High? Low? Rotational?)
And I add 'might', here, OP.
Don't be fobbed of by your GP. If it's not feeling right ad you're not happy, get a referral to a gynaecologist to check you out.
Maybe don't do those physio classes until you are guided by your GP or gynae specialist. Like vinegar said, if it is a prolapse, it might only be temporary and relatively easy to rectify with a bit of TLC Don't spend your weekend worrying about the worst-case scenario. And certainly no googling!
Hi OP, I had a forceps delivery with my 15wo DS and have exactly the same. It feels as though there is a swelling inside almost blocking the way, but it moves iykwim? Mine hasn't bothered me much but has been improving by itself.
Ask your gp for a referral to an obstetric physiotherapist. They are excellent and will work through a programme of exercises with you. Get it sorted ASAP as your body is at the optimum point for recovery in the first year after the delivery. Things are definitely sortable but don't just leave it or let your GP fob you off. Good luck.
You can also go privately - mine was covered by BUPA. I am passionate about women getting their bodies back after birth. It is possible to sort things so don't be scared but you are absolutely right to freak out (a bit) and insist someone takes it seriously. You will recover and the right people can help it happen really effectively.
Cross post. Sounds like you're doing all the right things. I stressed like mad but it did all get sorted. I just wish I'd been even more pro-active and not let people make me feel like I was making a fuss about nothing...