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January 9th, 2011, 08:18 AM
cheezpoofs's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I did think of something that is really hard for me postpartum. I had a rough time with the hormonal surges and imbalance in the three days after birth. I was so emotionally unstable and just felt really not like myself. It was also really painful when my milk came in on day three. My boobs got HUGE, rock hard and so painful, hot and heavy. I thought I'd be breastfeeding right up through pregnancy and not have to go through the painful engorgement process again, but I weaned last month (breastfeeding was very painful at that point and I think my milk had dried up), so I think I'll probably have to go through that again.

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January 9th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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With ds#1 it was the hemorrhoids and them massaging my uterus.

With ds#2 it was the uterine contractions, they were just as bad as labor contractions! My midwife this time told me about the afterbirth tonic or whatever it's called and I will order it along with my birth kit.

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January 10th, 2011, 11:27 PM
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I also felt shortness of breath after both of my deliveries. I had an overall feeling of weakness that I cannot tolerate. I didn't have uterine contractions with my first, but boy oh boy, they were absolute hell with my second.

Other than those, everything was manageable.

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January 11th, 2011, 02:18 PM
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I probably shouldn't have read this I think ignorance would have been bliss Seriously though, it's good to be prepared for what I will be going through. Thanks for being so honest ladies I'll give my answer in April
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January 11th, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Uncomfortable hospital beds. I don't hate anything other than that. They give me a backache.

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January 11th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Tiki's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Originally Posted by greeneyes View Post
I've never had the breathing issue but I LOATHE the belly massage and uterine cramping while nursing. It's the worst.
Same here.. I just mostly hated being in the hospital..

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January 13th, 2011, 09:11 AM
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Uterine massage, because my uterus gives up after delivery, so they have to push extra hard, for extra long, to get me to stop bleeding...
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