I'll be 4 weeks PP this upcoming tuesday. After the c-section, obviously I bled, and since I was in the hospital for about a week (for regulating my blood pressure) by the time I was discharged I was down to just basically spotting brown blood, and I thought that was it.
After I got home, I started bleeding again-heavily, passing good sized clots, cramping, what have you. And I just thought it was all normal. I have no idea what's normal or not for c-section recovery, and figured I would roll with the punches. Besides, with all the shit I've been having to deal with from the insurance company for LO, on top of taking care of him 24/7 (SO's been working a lot to make up for the time he took off when LO was first born) I haven't had much time to focus on taking it easy anyway...
Anyway, my mom told me it didn't sound like I was doing very well, because I had been cramping for weeks and I was just in a lot of pain, so I made an appointment with the gyno to get looked at. (I jut went yesterday) What she told me, after giving me a brief exam, was that she wasn't going to put me through all the different tests that she could have. It just seemed that my uterus hadn't shrunk down to the size it should have by now, and if the bleeding was suddenly getting better (which it was at the time) I should be fine. But if it picked up again to call back and make another appointment. All I should be doing now is trying to take it easy.
So today, I kind of half gave myself the day off, since SO had the day off of work to look after LO. Sure I did my usual, but I took it easy. I actually took two naps today! It was glorious. But within the last few hours, I've started cramping really badly again... and when I went to the bathroom (sorry for the bit of tmi here) I passed a clot that was literally about 6 inches long and horrendously thick...
What the hell could be going on with me right now?! I took it easy! After I've had exams in the past, I bled a little bit, as in brown spotting, but I've never cramped this badly and passed a clot like THAT!!
I'm just in a lot of pain right now, to the point where I don't think I can hold LO properly for his next feeding because of the pressure he'll put on my belly...
I would call the on call line.
i would call L&D and ask them, i know you have already had your baby. im just saying that they know about this kinda stuff, soooo yeah, i would call them
<blockquote><b>Quoting Kyleigh'sMommy12:</b>" i would call L&D and ask them, i know you have already had your baby. im just saying that they know about this kinda stuff, soooo yeah, i would call them"</blockquote>
This. Call them and see what they say
I had a c-section with my son and my uterus didn't want to contract after the birth and I lost a lot of blood. That said, they made sure to correct it BEFORE I left the operating room. It's called Uterine Atony. I bled a lot while I was in the hospital even after they got it shrunk down, but I didn't have anything like what you're describing once I got home. That doesn't sound right to me, they should have at least done an ultrasound while you were in the office. I'd go back in ASAP.
Quoting Kyleigh'sMommy12:" i would call L&D and ask them, i know you have already had your baby. im just saying that they know about this kinda stuff, soooo yeah, i would call them"
That's actually a pretty good idea... I guess I'm just kind of freaking out, because the incision looks awesome, but everything else fees like crap... :(
And since LO's been born I've been freaking out there might be something wrong with him... I haven't even thought about me... :(