Do pregnancy symptoms go as soon as you give birth?
thatsgood · 25/01/2023 22:50
Currently 37weeks and restless leg syndrome is very much getting on my nerves!! Since pregnancy, my sense of smell has changed, i have pica, I've gone off caffeine (was extremely addicted prior to this!), certain smells I used to love make me vomit, smells I used to hate are now delicious to me etc etc. FTM and just wondering whether all this goes post birth?! Thank you
MaoamAddict · 25/01/2023 22:55
Within 36-48 hours for me from experience (7 pregnancies)
Fluffluff · 25/01/2023 22:58
The smell thing to certain things I still have 20 years on.
Dettol handwash is one thing that instantly still makes me nauseaus
The other is foods I went off... Coleslaw I still can't eat
havanamama · 25/01/2023 22:59
Pregnant and wondering the same but about frequent urination, PGP, bloating and swelling
HarryBlaster · 25/01/2023 23:01
Not what you want to hear but I still get restless leg. However, if I get out for a long walk or run most days it keeps it at bay. If I’ve had a lazy few days with little exercise it gets pretty annoying again at bedtime.
Other than that, your body looking like it’s melted and the piles it’s all great 😁
Scalessayeek · 25/01/2023 23:01
Nausea went pretty quickly, I developed an aversion to having foreign objects in my mouth (struggled to brush my teeth, had to spit chewing gum out sometimes immediately after putting it in). Even now, nearly 5 years on it still happens 😵💫 I also still have my strong pregnancy sense of smell.
FriedasCarLoad · 25/01/2023 23:02
Most go immediately for most people, including the side effects you've mentioned.
Some, like pelvic girdle pain, can take several weeks to disappear completely, but are usually starting to diminish from when the baby is born.
OgdensGoneNutFlake · 25/01/2023 23:02
All mine went within (from memory) about 24 hours.
Yes to the poster asking about PGP- mine was gone the instant that my little one was out (and the relief was immense!)
WeyAyeMan · 25/01/2023 23:07
PGP took about 6 months to go away after I gave birth to my second, and about 3 weeks after my third
Heartburn disappeared immediately after giving birth.
Whiskeypowers · 25/01/2023 23:17
Everything with all three except the smell and taste of pork joint / chops cooking.
just writing this now makes me want to heave I can smell it 😂
fugly1 · 25/01/2023 23:20
I used to love coffee but since being pregnant and having baby I now hate it, even the smell makes me gag!!!
Crunchingleaf · 25/01/2023 23:37
After my last birth I had to have a tear repaired and I think because I had a block they aggravated the PGP by septic my pelvis too much, which took a week or so to go and was worse then ever. After first baby I had no issues with it after birth.
Everything else went straight away and I am hopeful it’s third time lucky next week that I will be heartburn free again.
Autumn231 · 26/01/2023 06:55
The smell thing never really went for me. It took me a while to start liking coffee again (I thought it would be straight away!) but I did get there 😅 But symptoms like heartburn literally disappeared the moment the baby was born.
Spotsstripes · 26/01/2023 07:04
Most symptoms went away immediately. My nausea and vomiting went as soon as I'd given birth. Which was great after 9 months of all day sickness.
I craved food and a cup of tea as soon as I'd given birth which I hadn't for 9 months.
Some smells still make me feel nauseas now but I do wonder if there's a psychological element to that.
Teafor1please · 26/01/2023 07:11
Yes they go, including frequent urination etc.
Other symptoms pop up in their place, like not feeling an urge to wee, sweating, and painful joints. What a joy!
20viona · 26/01/2023 07:20
Yes mine went immediately. I had masses of rib pain from 25 weeks and as soon as I'd given birth it was gone.
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