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    Default painful wind after birth

    it has been about a week since i gave birth to our baby and am now experiencing painful wind. is this normal?anyone else had the same thing as well?


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    You're only a week post-birth and your body goes through some huge hormonal changes and everything can take a while to get back to *normal* even farting LOL. You're going to be a bit delicate and tender down there from all the effort of giving birth (regardless of how you gave birth) and when you fart, you do tend to use the muscles down there kwim? I know that might seem like TMI, but heck if we can't be honest on here where can we be?

    Anyway, it might help to make sure that you drink loads of water, and make sure you try to avoid foods that can cause gas, like high fibre and sulphur-rich foods and make sure that you dont strain yourself if you can feel gas building up.

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    Congatulations on your baby
    I also wanted to add that pelvic floor exercises are really important as soon as you are able. I had this along with some other problems post birth and was referred to a physio who specialises in pelvic floor by my gp. Try to do at least 5 short pelvic floor exercises each time you breast feed and gradually build them up to longer and harder ones. The physio also pointed out that breastfeeding can have an impact on the pelvic floor and sphincta muscles so it's really important to keep up the excercises right through your bf journey(if you are BF that is). There is a great book she recommended to me that was only $10 called Water Works by Dr Pauline Chairelli that has some great info about these issues.
    HTH

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    im also wearing the tubagrip that that reccommended by the physio when i was in hospital, dont know if you have heard of it, but its like a really tight boob tube that you wear on you tummy and i have been wearing it 24hours a day since except when i shower, dont know if that could also be the reason :/

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    You had pretty bad separated stomach muscles then I gather if you're wearing it? It could be the problem. Maybe you should ask your Dr or physiotherapist about it?

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