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Post childbirth - cervix drooping out of vagina (TMI - sorry!)

(10 Posts)
CorrieDale Sat 28-Jul-07 12:24:11

Is this normal??????? I push it back up (with clean fingers obv) but it feels all floppy. Doesn't help that I have a chest infection and a really really bad cough. Every time I cough, down flops the cervix. Doing pelvic floor exercises makes me feel like King Knut, trying to push back the waves.

If this is normal, then how long will it last? I want my bits back where they were before labour, thank you very much.

mears Sat 28-Jul-07 12:26:51

It isn't normal - sounds as though you have a prolapse. How old is baby? If more than 6 weeks go and see GP and get referral to gynaecologist.

AnAngelWithin Sat 28-Jul-07 12:27:30

sounds like a prolapse. look here

lulumama Sat 28-Jul-07 12:35:05

ooooh, not normal, definitely see GP

EscapeFrom Sat 28-Jul-07 12:35:39

Keep doing the pelvic floors, it will go back up. Do keep an eye on it because you are at risk of infection, and I acgree that if later than 6 weeks post birth, go to the docs.

It may not go all the way up, either, but it will go most of the way.

Klaw Sat 28-Jul-07 12:38:46

Definitely see GP and get referred, insist on it ASAP. The sooner you get physio at least to start improving things the better. I have a mild bladder prolapse and am getting physio, which is helping, if I could only find the time, and remember to find the time, to do my exercises more often...

Don't lift anything heavy, if you do lift then do it the 'correct' way rather than just bending over and lifting, do your pelvic floor every time you cough and lift, no high impact exercise, if swimming then no frogs legs if you breaststroke... you'll get told all this when you see physio!

I'm sorry that you are going through this and i hope that physio will be enough and you won't get to last ditch surgical treatments.

Hope the HBAC high is still keeping you afloat!!

CorrieDale Sat 28-Jul-07 12:44:44

Oh! I really did think this was normal - how dumb is that???

DD only 3 1/2 weeks. Thanks for the link - suspect that it has as much to do with the chest infection as the labour - it only dropped a few days ago. Around when I started coughing so vigorously I threw up . I'll tell the doc at my 6 week check if it hasn't gone back up by then and in the meantime, will continue with the pelvic floor exercises. Thank you all - isn't MN wonderful???

Klaw Sat 28-Jul-07 13:24:37

dd only 3.5 weeks? surprised you could come down from cloud 9 long enough to use the computer!

Well it's early days yet but this is exactly why we should be resting and recuperating after childbirth, your pelvic floor needs time to recover, don't be rushing around like Superwoman doing too much! Bring back the 40 day confinement, I say, our bodies deserve it!

Get dh and family and friends to do ALL the chores while you stay in bed with dd, bonding and feeding, with gentle walks in the sunshine. Hope the chest infection clears soon.

Look after yourself!

<< klaw wanders off to find someone else to be mother hen to >>

JosieJo60 Sat 28-Jul-07 22:44:03

Hi, first time on website so don't yet know the lingo. I'm having a real tough time. Have self diagnosed a 'prolapse'. Although not entirely sure. Labour was long, pushing went on forever, ended with forcep delivery. Baby 6 weeks old. (first baby) Can anyone tell me how it should look/feel if it is prolapse? How can you tell if it's bladder or cervix or can only a GP tell you this? I'm worrying so much and can't get app with GP until Wed. I feel like I have been thro so much and now this - had enough of being prodded and poked

EscapeFrom Sun 29-Jul-07 00:13:58

oh sweetheart you can't really tell but you MUST take it easy - spend as much time lying down as you possibly can.

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