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18/05/2014 at 20:44
18/05/2014 at 22:38
Hiya , I use lavender (mixed with milk - makes it easier to disperse ) every evening in my n kids baths ,it's 1 of the few oils that can be used neat on the skin , as it helps skin cells to regenerate n quickens the healing process , someone else mentioned using witch hazel on pads , I don't know much about witch hazel , but use lavender regularly n swear by it , good luck , hope the soreness eases soon x x
18/05/2014 at 22:47
21/05/2014 at 07:25
21/05/2014 at 07:50
Bless ya unfortunately stitches can take a while. Lex is 16 weeks tomoz and my outside stitches have healed beautifully but they've completely screwed my internal ones and been told could take months or years to get back to normal. Hang on in there chick don't b too hard on urself, the first few weeks are hard even after an easy straight forward delivery never mind if you've had to have stitches x
22/05/2014 at 10:48
I agree, don't be hard on yourself. It is hard work anyway - but especially so if you have had a complicated birth.
I had a 4th degree tear last time, so they had to completely stitch me back together, I also had a blood transfusion and if I'm honest it was months before I felt like myself again and even during the later stages of this pregnancy I have had some problems related to the repairs they did last time (but nothing too serious or sore).
Your body has been through a lot, and you can't rush it back to full health. It's hard because you want to do everything for baby but it's just not possible. And sometimes it's hard for men to understand because for them it was difficult to see but now that they aren't feeling it all the time they can forget a little about what it must be like.
I used to go with DH & baby for a little walk every day after I was allowed home from hospital. It was very sore at first, but because he was going back to work and I didn't want to be stuck indoors all the time I just went down the street or round the block every day. It was hard, but it made me feel better and I was proud to be out with my pram and new baby - even if I went home & had to lie down I was glad I'd had the outing.
For sitting, I used to make a nest of cushions under me with a gap in the middle so I wasn't putting pressure on the stitches.
It was horrible fora couple of months, but honestly it does get better eventually. Make sure you are getting enough help & support xxxx
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