Post # 47
I’m going to assume this is like any other “major” thing pain/discomfort wise. Everybody freaks you the hell out about your recovery (be it lipo, boob job, major surgery, etc) and it’s never as bad as you expect b/c you’re just wrapped up in surviving and dealing. I’ve heard from a handful of people now that it’s never as bad as everyone makes it out to be in the end. I thihk my vagina has been looked at by so many doctors that I”m just over the whole “oh that’s weird to tell them!” part, lol. I’m so Too Much Information with my doctors, I just hope they find it refreshing when the time comes, LOL =]
And i’m sure the baby helps offset the unpleasant side effects of pushing a bowling bowl out your woopdeedoo =]
Post # 48
I most definitely LOLed at your woopdeedoo comment. Hahaha!
Post # 49
Oh man I’ve had the flu and thew up on and off all day yesterday. While I was, all I could think about was when I become pregnant and have to deal with this again!!! How did you mom’s deal with the vomiting??
Post # 50
Can anyone talk about how much you leak after the birth? My friend told me that she was just…leaking…for lack of a better word for like a month afterward. What is that? Is it normal?
Post # 51
@Mightysapphire You have stuff called lochia that comes out after the birth.. The first time the nurse came in to help me change my pads (I was on bedrest because I was on IV magnesium for pre-eclampsia), I saw the amount of blood and FREAKED and asked her if I was hemorrhaging. She laughed (LAUGHED!) at me and said it was totally normal. By the second day it was like a heavy period. By 5 days pp I was using regular maxis and by 2 weeks pp I was using just liners. Now I am 4 weeks pp and all that is coming out is clear discharge– it’s pretty much like the discharge you experience during pregnancy as far as heaviness. I still wear a liner, but I don’t need to change it often during the day. It’s really not that bad. My mom had me freaked out because she said she had what was basically a 6 week long period.
ETA: The craziest thing is that every time I would breast feed or pump, I would feel a huge gush, because those things cause your uterus to contract … it was disgusting. That was probably the grossest thing that happened throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post partum recovery.
Post # 52
I was freaked out before and now I’m more freaked out. The “it’s not a big deal” comments help, but, um, still freaked.
My officemate is pregnant with her third child and basically she comes in every day and tells me how horrible it is and then asks me when I’m having kids o_O
Post # 53
As far as the after effects, I am very worried about not being the same “down there.” Will I look normal eventually?? This is embarrassing to ask, but I am sure I am not the only one wondering!