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episiotomy and coughing...ouch! lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
22nd Apr '13

Is there some magical way to cough with an episiotomy? I would have an upper respiratory infection right now haha

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
22nd Apr '13

Do you have an ice pack on it? How long ago did you give birth? If possible apply pressure to the ice pack when you cough so it doesn't feel like you're ripping all over again. Or if it's been long enough since birth, you can do it on the toilet with a witch hazel pad pressed firmly against your incision.

lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
22nd Apr '13

Gave birth a little over 24 hours ago the ice pack idea is a good one! Idk what to do when I don't have the ice pack though. I try to reposition myself and either that hurts or my stomach hurts...I can't win lol

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
22nd Apr '13

oh you poor girl, I know exactly what you're going through. I was sick when I delivered so it killed me to cough. Try laying with a pillow between your legs at night.



oh, and congrats on the baby!

Cass Hole 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 7531 posts
22nd Apr '13

My friend didn't have an episiotomy but she did tear and swell really bad so she is putting her pads in the freezer for a few hours and using them as ice packs. Maybe try that? I didn't remember what I did for relief with my episiotomy other than not moving. lol good luck and hope you feel better soon.



Congrats also on your babe. :)

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18092 posts
22nd Apr '13

the lidocanine numbing spray really helped me.

lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
22nd Apr '13

Thanks ladies :) I actually tore but posting tore and coughing sounded weird lol I've been trying to figure out the best positions to cough in haha this epifoam is a beautiful thing and so is this oragel for lady parts its just coughing that absolutely sucks! I have pads at home soaked in aloe and witch hazel so I can't wait to wear them and be home!

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" Thanks ladies :) I actually tore but posting tore and coughing sounded weird lol I've been trying to ... [snip!] ... coughing that absolutely sucks! I have pads at home soaked in aloe and witch hazel so I can't wait to wear them and be home!"


I did that too, and let me tell you, they were such a relief.

lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:</b>" I did that too, and let me tell you, they were such a relief."</blockquote>




Good! They're in the freezer lol I made room for them :) thinking I'm gonna have to make more though...I also heard condoms filled with water and frozen helps lol

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:</b>" I did that too, and let me tell you, they ... [snip!] ... made room for them :) thinking I'm gonna have to make more though...I also heard condoms filled with water and frozen helps lol"


I never thought of that, but it'd probably be cheaper than making ice packs out of pampers like I did.

lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
3rd May '13

Omg haha yeah a lot cheaper!