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STITCHES ...OUCH

Kierstin - posted on 11/15/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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HOW DO U RELIEVE THE UNCOMFORTNESS OF STITCHES AFTER CHILDBIRTH?
CAN U TAKE BATHS?

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Kymberly - posted on 11/16/2010

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I kept a waterbottle in the bathroom and filled it with warm water every time I had to use the toilet. I would just squirt water down there and it takes away the burning sensation. It helps A LOT! Stiches are NO fun :O

Vanessa - posted on 11/15/2010

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Baths are ok,but you'll find the water turns things gluggy and pruney --- not that good for an area that needs to dry out to heal. For the first few days you can use frozen condoms filled with a lil bit of water. Just sit it in between your whooha and your pad- it works to relieve discomfort. But seriously, you wont feel them after a day or so! If they're sore when you go to do poos, hold a cleanpad over the area to give yourself a bit of support. Stops u feeling like your insides are going to drop out!
Sorry for the TMI!

Erin - posted on 11/15/2010

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You can take sit baths with no soap or anything just warm water. But short baths no longer than half an hour.

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Danielle - posted on 11/20/2010

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I had quite a few stitches and still to this day have discomfort where I had torn, and that was almost 8 months ago! To relieve the pain I used witch hazel pads, soaked a diaper, opened it up and froze it and sat on it, and kept a water bottle in the bathroom and squirted in while I pee'd. The hospital also gave me some ''Dermoplast" Pain Relieving Spray, it worked wonders and I ended up using two bottles!

Samantha - posted on 11/17/2010

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i had stichers after my son and my midwife said if it hurts when u pee have a bath and pee just b4 u get out for when u go to the toilet put a clean sanitary pad on your stichers whilst u pee def helps

Shana - posted on 11/17/2010

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With my 2nd son I had a LOT of stitches and the best item i was given was a frozen condom to "sit" on for a while - amazingly its the right size and shape and works wonders :)

Aicha - posted on 11/17/2010

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try using witch hazel and put on a wash cloth then pat lightly this will help with the pain

Kierstin - posted on 11/15/2010

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Thanks Ladies.
It hurts I cant even bend down the way I used to. everytime i pee I have to stand up.
and when i poop... my butt feels like its inside out....

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