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So after the baby is born....

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lastboxoftampons Mon 29-Jun-09 12:42:48

Physically do you feel much better? Obviously it's been uncharacteristically hot here lately, so I'm feeling slightly uncomfortable. But I find the worst is when I'm in bed, lying on one side or the other and I have to change position. I feel so cumbersome and it's such a production! Does that get better once the LO is out?? sad

SNOWBall4girlz Mon 29-Jun-09 12:43:46

yes it does

McSnail Mon 29-Jun-09 12:44:02

I asked a friend this who has recently given birth, and she said, 'Yes'.


amisuchabadmummy Mon 29-Jun-09 12:44:04

oooh yes, although the wobbly stretch marked stomach feels a little odd. hmm

I had DS in August when it was roasting and it was such a relief, especially to be able to lay on my stomach to sleep.

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Jun-09 12:44:45

I did - stopped grunting when standing up / sitting down / going up stairs and putting on socks was no longer a two man job

McSnail Mon 29-Jun-09 12:44:48

(I'm eight months and spent all last night watching Mad Men because I was so uncomfortable I couldn't sleep)

SNOWBall4girlz Mon 29-Jun-09 12:44:53

it is so nice to be able to lie on your tummy again

hope everything goes well

MerlinsBeard Mon 29-Jun-09 12:46:38

hmm well yes you feel much better from a not being pregnant point of view and being able to move your belly and see your feet is quite nice but i have to say that the feeling of your "bits" hanging low and postnatal jelly belly and general feelings of being -- knocked-- over by a bus fatigue are not very nice either.

ButtercupWafflehead Mon 29-Jun-09 12:47:20

I looked forward SO SO much to sleeping on my front.

I was, however, unprepared for what happened in the bosom department after giving birth!

Niecie Mon 29-Jun-09 12:48:38

It does eventually - depends what you have done.

I had an episotomy which made shifting around difficult for the first week. Breasts which are uncharateristically large and dripping didn't make comfortable bedfellows either.

It does improve within a week or two though and you may not suffer the same way as me

lastboxoftampons Mon 29-Jun-09 13:03:12

Thanks everyone, these answers are making me LOL! grin

MumofMonsters - yes, I know that other bits will be uncomfortable...I guess I just feel so done with this bit, that any kind of different feeling, even if it's still uncomfortable, will be welcome relief! grin

ohmeohmy Mon 29-Jun-09 13:17:32

and you wee a lot... all that extra fluid has got to go

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