Janice - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
My daughter had our first grandchild about a week ago. Everything seems to go weel, or so we thought. She did NOT have an episotomy, nor did she tear her perinium. However, after birthing the placenta, we noticed the doc in a huddle and talking in low voices around the end of the birthing table. They told us she had a grad tear and she would need toheal and that was about it. It seems now, we now such a thing means she tore through muscle, has bounds of stitches and is in terrible pain. They gave her pain pills and a few long pads with icey's to put in them. She is in so much pain, she just cries every time she has to pee and cannot walk without pain either. She is also nursing and that seem to be going well. The baby also poops at least 3 time an hour. She was told it could take up to 3 mths to heal which is dificult while nursing and changing and trying to go to the toilet herself , enduring intolerable pain each time she does. She is taking sitz baths and such, nothing is helping. Her doctore told her this is a recovery worse than a C section. I can't bear to see my daughter, a new mommy in such a horrible painful place. OH, and now her ankles are severly swollen , which she did not have during her pregnancy! Has anyone heard of such a thing as a Grade 3 out of 4 internal muscle tear? Thank!