After my son’s birth and our first few day’s at home, I began experiencing discomfort like you would not believe. I was exhausted and in awe of my son. I had no recollection of the days before or what I was doing from day to day. It was not until the pain became so unbearable that I demanded my husband drive me to the emergency room of the very hospital I gave birth in.
Thankfully, I had an amazing nurse. She smiled and complimented us on Ethan, asked when he was born and immediately had a diagnosis prepared for me. She explained what she believed to be going on, but that she would talk to the doctor on duty and go from there. I had x-rays to verify her concerns- constipation. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it was constipation! All of the post-delivery medications I had been prescribed had my system completely out of whack. They gave me something to eliminate the problem and a prescription for a stool softner to take to counteract my iron supplements. Needless to say, I was one happy mama after that visit!
According to a survey of 1,000 new moms conducted by Russell Research and commissioned by Purdue Products, L.P. line of laxatives, 62% of moms with newborns under six months old didn’t anticipate experiencing occasional constipation after childbirth. Isn’t that insane? We discuss so many other things with our OB/GYN’s during and after the birth of our children, but something so simple never comes up. Hopefully my experience will help shed light to those of you who, like myself, are struggling or will struggle with bowel troubles after child birth.
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