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08/06/2013 at 15:23
At my 6 week check yesterday my GP confirmed i have quite severe separated abs and it was VERY painful when she examined me. She is referring me for physio but if it doesnt work she said i could have surgery once we have decided for sure we have finished our family.
Has anyone had the op? How major/invasive is it??
08/06/2013 at 15:39
Mine are 6 cm apart! I've had a big tubigrip since S arrived to try and support my core. Is also got physio referrals.
I know a few people whose abs have nearly gone back together with exercise alone and one who had the op. she had it done privately through our work health insurance. They basically put a mesh over the gap and attached her abs to it to bring them back in. She had to pay for a cosmetic surgeon to tidy the excess skin though and that was £3k! She's not big and wasn't when pregnant Really either. She still can't do any exercise with her abs for a year after surgery though.
I think if you actually have a hernia they'll do it on the NHS but not just for cosmetic reasons.
I'll give mine 6 months of exercise and physio and see how I get on. This baby has well and truly knac**red me!
08/06/2013 at 18:48
Yeah i will see how i get on with exercise too. Apparently i do have a hernia so will see what happens...... Thanks WH. Hope all is good with you. S is gorgeous! X
08/06/2013 at 18:56
Thanks, hope feeding is sorted your end now?
I have a hernia too by my belly button.
08/06/2013 at 19:01
Yep mine is in my belly button too! How weird as we share the reflux thing too!
Well P has been on Gaviscon since yesterday. She cried inconsolably for an hour yesterday afternoon and didnt settle well last night but have to give it a chance i guess. P has had diarrhoea for 2 days before and now she hasnt been at all today so hoping she doesnt get constipated. Talk about one extreme to the other! How is little S's reflux?
08/06/2013 at 19:12
Gaviscon totally bunged big S up, he screamed hence why I didn't risk it with little S! His seems a bit better on ranitidine and domperidone. Struggles to bring up his wind though. He hasn't pooed much today compared to usual actually. Nightmare isn't it?!
08/06/2013 at 19:20
It really is! I want to enjoy P's newborn days as she will be our last but all i seem to do is worry. Its a struggle to get the Gaviscon in her as i bf the offer bottle and she will take 1oz of the bottle with it in so sometimes gets hardly any and she screams if we try and syringe it in. I even considered stopping bfing yesterday as at least then she would drink a full bottle. Its really tough to know what to do. Are you tempted to try the anti reflux milk?
08/06/2013 at 20:37
Tempted yes but it didn't work for Sammy. At least the drugs we've got are only 3 x a day and total of 3 ml so syringing is doable
08/06/2013 at 21:06
That sounds much more doable. Did big S or little S have diarrhoea? P has had it gor 4 days now and i am talking totally yellow liquid and yesterday she filled her nappy about 15 times!! She has finally been tonight - yellow liquid again and out of her nappy. GP said to keep an eye on it but is this a reflux symptom? If not i might have to push the milk allergy thing....
08/06/2013 at 22:11
Little S generally goes at least at every feed. I get through a minimum of 10 nappies a day, probably more. And yes it is sometimes totally liquid.
09/06/2013 at 00:05
MM, exploding yellow foaming nappies are classic dairy allergy.
09/06/2013 at 09:59
It seems to be better today (it hasnt been foamy just liquid) but that could just be the Gaviscon. I cant work it out. She has bern fine all night on no Gaviscon as i just bfed and very happy this morning so surely if it was reflux she would have been unconfortable? But equally she is sometines happy, sometimes not after formula so not sure its a milk allergy as its not consistent.....
09/06/2013 at 10:18
Gaviscon does work for a few refluxy babies so could well be working for her if she's happier but generally it works instantly so not like it needs to build up in their system over a few days.
Not sure about the milk allergy thing- Rusty's your girl there!
10/06/2013 at 12:48
I had a 5cm gap between each side. They face me physio appointments but I only went once as the young boy didn't seem to have a clue! My husband is a personal trainer so I worked with him and we did specific exercises and all was fine again. I had L 17 months later and didn't have the problem again thankfully
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