Postpartum Bowel Incontinence

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
Hostess
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I haven’t had my baby yet so I haven’t faced this issue yet. BUT I was just reading about this in one of my pregnancy and birth books. The author suggested talking to your OB about it and asking for pelvic floor physical therapy. 

I hope you’re feeling back to normal soon, Bee!

Post # 3
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2794 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I haven’t experienced it but all I will say is get to your doctor now. Don’t be embarrassed and don’t feel that it is an inevitable part of motherhood (it isn’t) 

there is lots they can do but only if you talk to the doctor.

Post # 4
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4060 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go see your Dr. There’s a lot they can do to help, including physio, but you have to go and ask.

How long ago did you have your bub?

Post # 6
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9445 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry your OB brushed you off like that. I would definitely look into pelvic floor therapy.

Post # 7
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4060 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Your dr is a douche. As if it’s not hard enough to bring this up. It’s not something that you just live with bc it happens! That is a completely unacceptable response. 

Post # 8
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3307 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I can’t believe your doctor blew you off like that. I am so sorry. I have no experience with this but I know there are exercises that can help. 

Post # 9
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m so sorry this is happening to you. It’s not normal or something you should just accept, and your doctor should take this seriously and work with you to find a solution. Pelvic floor therapy should work. I don’t know specifically where to turn to for that, but maybe just find a new doctor?

Post # 10
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322 posts
Helper bee

Your doctor is incompetent and ignorant. Incontinence doesn’t “just happen”.

I suggest you see a specialized pelvic floor therapist. It might take some time to solve your problem, but in the meanwhile they can also help you to deal with it at work.

Post # 11
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Pt will be great for this! I had some trouble too and i had pelvic floor therapy for other reasons, but I found it quickly resolved the poop problem too.  My muscles just needed some time to get back into shape

Post # 12
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1555 posts
Bumble bee

Definitely find a physio that specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation! I’m sorry that your doctor dismissed you. While it can be “normal” after a baby, it’s not something to ignore and pretend it will fix itself. You should not have to just live with it and hope it goes away!

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