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Postnatal health

Night sweats

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stripeyorangesocks71 · 09/01/2017 10:14

Hello everyone. It's been a week and a half since my little one was born and every time I sleep (not that I'm getting an awful lot with a nocturnal baby!) I seem to be getting night sweats really bad. Has anyone else experienced this? And how long did it last for you? Usually I can manage my temp but at the moment I just seem to boil over in bed! Confused

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Igottastartthinkingbee · 09/01/2017 10:20

Hello! It's one of those things that no one tells you will happen isn't it. I got it after both my DC were born, it was worse with my second. Unfortunately it happened for about 6-7weeks and then sporadically for several months. And very occasionally it still happens now Blush (DC2 is 2.5yrs), it seems having babies, unsurprisingly, does some strange things to your body!

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Igottastartthinkingbee · 09/01/2017 10:20

Oh and congratulations!

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stripeyorangesocks71 · 09/01/2017 10:23

Agreed - it wasn't anything I'd imagined having and no one mentioned it to me. I hope it doesn't last ages then.. how annoying Confused
Thanks for your reply :)

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Doodles15 · 09/01/2017 10:25

I had them too, albeit I had forgotten about them until I spotted this thread! I don't remember them lasting too long. I am due my second inJune so will no doubt be the same again. Congratulations and fingers crossed they pass soon.

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Bubble2bubble · 09/01/2017 10:28

Goodness yes, horrendous. Clearly remember waking up drenched ( on the rare occasions I got any sleep! ). Not sure how long it lasted but probably not more than a few weeks. I remember the midwife said it was to do with hormone levels readjusting.

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GraceGrape · 09/01/2017 10:29

Yes, I had them too but had also forgotten! I'm sure it lasted no longer than a couple of weeks for me.

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Jos2004 · 09/01/2017 10:31

I had the same and it's horrible but they stopped around 6 weeks after birth. Hope yours stop soon Smile

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mistermagpie · 09/01/2017 10:36

God yes. It last about three weeks for me but was so horrendous I had to change my t-shirt twice a night. With that and the lochia and whatever else, I felt disgusting.

I have asked a few friends why nobody ever warned me about this, but it doesn't seem to affect everyone apparently!

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stripeyorangesocks71 · 09/01/2017 11:21

Thanks everyone Smile

Glad it's not just me, I keep telling my DP that my thermostat is bust lol! Hope it does clear up soon though!

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Igottastartthinkingbee · 09/01/2017 11:36

I used to sleep with a towel underneath me and a towel on top to save changing the bedding, it's so grim isn't it! Hope it passes soon.

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Solymar · 10/01/2017 23:11

Congratulations!

My lo is ten weeks now and thankfully my night sweats stopped after about two weeks. It's crazy that they don't mention things like this in any of the books or classes I thought I was going crazy constantly checking to see if the radiator was on and couldn't understand why I was waking up drenched!!! X

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stripeyorangesocks71 · 11/01/2017 04:07

Thank you!

It's not nice is it Sad I'm getting rather fed up of being so uncomfortable and drenched in bed now.

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QuilliamCakespeare · 11/01/2017 05:23

I'm three weeks in and still waking up drenched most nights Confused

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Phillipa12 · 11/01/2017 05:29

But its always a pleasure to wake up and find youve lost 2kgs of weight overnight 😃. I slept on towels to help absorb the sweat and save having to change the bed linen.

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Littlelegs19 · 11/01/2017 05:59

Mine lasted around 3 weeks, stopped then have decided to come back again 4 weeks later. They really are horrible and I was really surprised as it's not something anyone mentions to you.

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spacefrog35 · 11/01/2017 06:04

God yes, they were horrific. I also slept on towels Blush. I think they eased off around 4 weeks.

Congratulations Wine

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ElsieBobo · 14/02/2017 07:04

Yes, I had to sleep on a towel for weeks. They lasted around 3 months for me.

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Mumchatting · 15/02/2017 08:49

This is my second baby and I can't remember sweating so bad after my first. I literally wake up in a 'swimming pool' every night! I change my clothes few times at night as they are completely wet.
It's probably something to do with hormonal changes after birth.
It's really awful.

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amgine · 15/02/2017 08:52

I had none with my first but for about 2 months after my second. Now nearly 2 years down the line I still get them for a couple of nights before I'm due on (just to warn you)

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mamahibou · 15/02/2017 08:55

I've had it with both of mine. Lasted for months, sporadically, but think for me also linked to breastfeeding. It's hormonal but can also be a sign of post-natal thyroidosis so worth asking for Bloods to be checked at 6 week check if it continues.

Second sleeping in towels and starting each day with a shower!

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Bellabelloo · 16/02/2017 00:20

I was just about to post about this!! It's awful! I wake up drenched and freezing cold. It's been 2 weeks now. Can't believe it might last for months! Have yours subsided now, OP? X

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einalem1984 · 17/02/2017 21:06

Yes! Mine lasted for weeks! I would have to change my clothes when I woke up! It's to do with your hormone levels changing I was told, just takes time to settle down x

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