Has anyone ever experienced aches and pains all over body after baby?

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Ety - posted on 09/15/2011

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I'm 9 weeks post delivery and am still having dull aches in my limbs. Like my forearms and my upper thighs. I got all the bloodwork done to rule out certain things like lupus and such, but i'm still nervous about it. Anyone else have these type of dull aches?

Kellie - posted on 09/11/2011

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I felt like I'd been in a car accident for 6 weeks (minimum) after my daughter was born..

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After giving birth? HELL YES! Sorry for the language, but especially after my first, I couldn't even stand upright. Childbirth is a workout like none you have ever experienced. You use muscles you never knew you had. I ached from head to toe after both kids! Arms (upper and lower), shoulders and neck from holding myself up. Abs, lowerback and glutes from bearing down. Thighs, calves and even my feet from being held up. Think about how much physical work goes into giving birth and you won't be so surprised or concerned about the pain you're feeling!

Blaqk_hawk89 - posted on 09/11/2013

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My daughter is almost three weeks old and for the past two days I have been hurting so bad all over my body. My back and stomach feel like I'm having early contractions again. My head POUNDS and i keep getting sharp pains in my ribs, boobs and legs. Of course I have been really sore down there since delivery but I was kind of starting to feel better or so I thought. I mean i can actually sit again. Why am I all of a sudden hurting so much again? Is the lack of sleep taking a toll on me? Now, i have a pretty high tolerance to pain. I didnt even get an epidural. So when i say it hurts.... it REALLY hurts. I try to ignore the pains and go about my day but I feel so drained and like i got ran over. Is it normal or should I be concerned?

Goth_angel23 - posted on 04/04/2015

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I have the exact same thing going on almost a month after delivery and have been debating on whether or not to see my doctor sooner than my postpartum check up that is scheduled for a month from now. Did you ever find out what the problem was and if the dull aching pain was normal?

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Tina - posted on 09/12/2011

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the body goes through alot through pregnancy and childbirth. Carrying an enormous load and all the rest. My great grandmother went partially deaf after having one of her children my first one was an emergency c section second an elected. Definatley takes it out of ya. Mine were very close together too. My daughter is 11 weeks old and I still have back aches and my backside hurts from my sons head pushing on my tailbone and the very uncomfortable hospital beds.

Tara - posted on 09/12/2011

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The more stressful your delivery on your body, the more likely you are to experience pain. If your earlier deliveries went fairly smoothly the pain factor would be less.

With my first delivery I was induced twice - failed the first time and got sent home, then came back 3 weeks later - was in the hospital for a week, active labor for 14+ hours and didn't hurt as much as I did with my 2nd delivery.

2nd delivery was 6 hours from start to finish, but my doc apologized at the end because he thought he had almost dislocated my hip to get enough room to get the baby out - hurt way worse with that delivery. I think it's all in how it goes.

Ety - posted on 09/12/2011

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Thanks for your posts ladies. I'm 8 weeks postpartum and also had a c section. These dull achy pains in my limbs are just not what I'm used to. It's my fourth delivery.

Tara - posted on 09/11/2011

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I did. I had really difficult pregnancies and births, and honestly felt like someone had run over me with a truck for at least a couple of weeks after I had both girls.

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