Sarah - posted on 01/17/2015
Sala, if you continue to have severe burning, check to make sure you don't have a UTI. That can burn as well. I ignored my symptoms and chalked them up to post-childbirth and the episiotomy. Three weeks post partum I was in the hospital with a kidney infection.
Gena - posted on 01/16/2015
My son was also vacuumed,thats when the doctors came running in made a quick cut to pull him out. I know that feeling of when they pull/rip the baby out. Was that different to the other births? I must say,beside the burning when i needed the bathroom I didnt have much pain while healing..thankfully!
Michelle - posted on 01/16/2015
I tore all the way around when they ripped him out of me. He was vacuumed and was very distressed so with 1 contraction they put the suction cup on and then the next the doctor put both feet on the bed and pulled. My (now ex) FIL heard the exact moment he was born because I screamed.
I didn't even have a graze with my 2nd and had about 5 stitches with my 3rd. Even with my 3rd I tore naturally and it wasn't painful when it happened. I have never been cut so I don't know the difference. I'm not having anymore children so I don't intend to find out either!!!!
ETA: I think a sitz bath could be a salt bath. We had a 3 legged bath ( at sitting height) at the hospital and a big tub of salt to add to it with warm water.
Gena - posted on 01/15/2015
What is a sitz bath? Sitz in a German means sit. But i havent heard of a sitz bath. I got cut without them numbing the place befor..my husband says he can still hear that one scream i let off when they used the scalpel to do "a quick slice". It had to go quick..but i have heard its more painful when you tear naturaly?Anybody expirienced both ways?
Arlene - posted on 01/15/2015
Witch hazel pads, water bottle, ice pack,and sitz bath. Use the water bottle with warm water to squirt water as you go. Witch hazel pads can be placed on a sanitary pad and changed every time you use the bathroom. Ice as you need to and sitz bath w warm water for 5 minutes also helps. Hope you feel better!
Michelle - posted on 01/15/2015
I found the best relief was a sanitary pad with a bit of water dribbled onto it and kept in the freezer. That was the best relief, it also numbed the area a bit so it didn't sting as much when I went to the toilet.
I had 37 stitches with my 1st so I know it bloody hurts!!!!
Jodi - posted on 01/15/2015
Only time will help it heal. Keep using the spray, that's what keeps it from getting infected, but you have a wound. It will sting for a few days, maybe a week. I'm assuming the stitch is being checked by a nurse or doctor?
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