Cassie - posted on 04/30/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Has anyone else developed a hernia after pregnancy? My doctor noticed I had a small hernia after pregnancy in my stomach after my first son was born, but it was not a concern. Then during my second pregnancy, I felt like my stomach was ripping open. After delivering, I visited the doctor again to find my hernia was now very large and needed to be fixed. I had to have a small mesh sewed/ stapled in my stomach to help it close the hole where the hernia was. Even several months later, my stomach is still sore to the touch. I've never heard of this before being a side affect of pregnancy. Which through all this has been hard breastfeeding my baby since he lays on my stomach while feeding. Has anyone else had a hernia after pregnancy and will I eventually feel normal again?!