I'm 12 days PP and every time I stand up (from sofa, bed, car etc) I feel like I've been kicked in the crotch. It's in my pelvis, almost around / behind my clit area.
I had a forceps delivery after a long pushing period with a stuck baby.
I mentioned it to the healthcare visitor and she brushed it off saying give it 6 weeks. I didn't mention it to the midwife as the pain wasn't there right birth, it started around 3-4 days ago. I definitely think it's getting worse but wonder if the bruising is just coming out?
I had SPD in the pregnancy but it felt different, this pain takes my breath away for a moment then completely passes.
Sorry OP I didn't have that pain however I also had a difficult birth and bad tearing and I honestly felt awful and in pain for weeks. I took regular paracetamol and ibuprofen for the first 4 weeks to get through it. If it's getting worse though then I would definitely speak to your midwife. I went and got checked out at 3 weeks pp because I just wasn't feeling better. There was nothing wrong and everything was healing well so it was reassuring even though unnecessary! Plus the midwife I saw was lovely and didn't make me feel stupid or a time waster at all (even though I did feel silly). So I think it's best to get checked to be on the safe side. Best of luck and congratulations on your baby!
Good idea. I'd definitely get it checked out. In my area health visitors are a bit useless so I'd go straight to my GP if I were you. Also, you may still be able to see a midwife even if you've been discharged - ring the unit where you gave birth and I think it's something like up to 28 days post partem they will see you. Best of luck.
Hi OP, yes, I would go and see your GP. Where you followed by a physio for SPD. Generally for SPD, you should follow the same routines you are given prebirth until it gets better. If you didn't see anyone I'd ask to be referred. Back pain is common after birth (more so after instruments) and because everything is connected (pelvic floor muscles, core muscles, back muscles) it could be the cause of your pain. A physio is really the best person to assess. Also the uterus takes weeks to contract back to its more normal size so there are physical changes pulling in all directions at the moment. You need to do pelvic floor exercises and rebuild those muscles first but it takes time. I'd also recommend doing less. Less than what? Less than what you might perceive as being little already. Looking after your health and caring your baby is all that matters at this stage. Walks, coffee mornings and other baby massage classes will come but in the meantime I'd snuggle in bed and rest for as much as you can
I found them totally dismissive of my pain after birth. Also read research recently (which now I can't find) about how many women experience hairline fractures during birth, which are never diagnosed or treated (the women had all been xrayed for this research which was actually into something else and discovered this by mistake.
Not great. Some physio really know their stuff and are brilliant (had one rogue, one outstanding). I'd keep on nagging the GP for a referral and then, if the physio's not good, ask to see someone else (that's what I did). Dismissing new mothers' health issues is common place I'm afraid. It's s* so you need to keep asking. You can't stay in that much pain. It's insane.