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Rectocele prolapse and 2nd pregnancy

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rh6718 · 28/06/2020 09:51

I just wanted to see if anyone else was left with a rectocele prolapse after the birth of their baby? I had a forceps delivery with episiotomy. First baby and was left with a grade 2 rectocele. I'm thinking of trying for another baby and want to know others experiences of having this while pregnant again and how it affected their birth plan? C section, natural etc? First post thanks Smile

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DawnMumsnet · 30/06/2020 22:36

Hi @rh6718, and a warm welcome to Mumsnet. Smile

We're just bumping your thread in case any Mumsnetters are on hand to give you some advice and support. Flowers

JessicaPeach · 30/06/2020 22:44

I have this! Ask your go to be referred to urology (if you aren't under them already) as they will want to keep an eye on you. Tell
Your midwife too.

crumbseverywhere · 30/06/2020 23:20

I had a rectocele following the birth of my first baby. I don't think it got particularly worse with my second pregnancy, I found the key thing was avoiding constipation so I took a regular laxative throughout. I had a much easier birth with my second with a much shorter second stage of Labour although still a second degree tear. My pelvic floor recovered much more quickly and I don't feel my rectocele was any worse.
Now pregnant with number 3 so hopefully it will be the same!

With my second labour I specifically put in my birth plan I wanted a controlled delivery to minimise risk of tearing. I feel a lot of my issues were due to an inadequate repair of my tear first time around.

Whatelsecouldibecalled · 30/06/2020 23:29

Just been diagnose with rectocele prolapse after first baby and a 3rd degree tear. Following with interest

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