Today is Wednesday 10th,i had my son Sunday 7th. I only had to have 1 stitch despite having quite a rough birth, I was just wondering how long it took people to heal internally after giving birth as passing urine is nearly unbearable and stings like crazy, my partner says i sound like i did in the early stages of contractions. Advice and length of time to heal please.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 04/10/2013
Congrats on baby! He shares my bday, so it's an EXCELLENT day, of course! ;-)
As Sarah said, everyone is different. For me, the worst irritation passed in 3-4 days, so at least urinating was no longer a new experience in pain, but as long as you use that squirt bottle that they give you, take as many warm baths as you can/need, and use the pillow to sit, it will help get thru this part!
Also, pat, don't wipe...and believe it or not, baby wipes work awesome, and are very soothing!
Sarah - posted on 04/10/2013
Each person and post postpartum is going to be different. I would say give yourself a week or two to start feeling better. Take warm baths as much as you can and use the squirt bottle they gave you. I used that for about the first month or so. I think wiping was the hardest thing for me to get my mind into doing. Sitting on a donut or a pillow or soft blankets helps the bottom too if you get sore when sitting.
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