Stacy - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Has anyone else had issues with their gallbladder either during or right after pregnancy. I have been healthy all my life and have never had any problems. During pregnancy I had terrible gas pains (so I thought and was told) and even in the hospital after giving birth I had them. Both times I was told it was gas.
A week after my son was born, I was up in the middle of the night drinking peppermint tea and trying to pass what I though was gas. Two weeks after we came home with our son, I was in the emergency room with extreme pain after vomiting all over my baby while I was feeding him at 3:00 in the morning. I had a blocked bile duct and gallstones. It's gotten worse since then and I just got home from the hospital today after having an emergency surgery to have my infected gallbladder removed (I was scheduled today to have it out anyway). Now I'm on antibiotics, pain relievers, and have a drain in my side.
Has anyone else had this problem? I'm curious how common it is and if there was anything I did during pregnancy to bring it on, not that it matters for the next baby (if there is one).