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how do you feel after labor..2 weeks

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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I had my little landon July 28.. and I was just wondering if it is normal to still not feel like me..I mean I know I JUST had a baby and it seems normal to me but I keep reading how all these mommas 2 weeks after having a baby are having sex! My belly has been hurting the last couple days and I feel alittle dizzy today. I haven't got to rest a whole lot but I just want to know if anyone else felt yucky still. I also have like a faint headache here and there. Tia!
by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I didn't start feeling better until about 3, 4 weeks  post-partem.  I was a dumbass and had sex at 3 weeks pp, and I wish I hadn't.....   I think maybe it's easier for mamas who haven't just had their FIRST baby?  I dunno, though....  You'll feel better soon, though.  Give it 6 to 8 weeks :)

by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM
I feel great! 2wks 2days pp here. We had sex 1wk 2days pp. I didn't feel like myself or normal for about a wk. I had a c section (idk if it makes a diff). I was up and walking ASAP though like right when my spinal wore off (about a day). And I made myself do stuff. Hope you get better soon! Relax and rest, seriously you need it!
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by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM
I was back to having sex 2 days after baby. He was also my 4th. I didn't feel yucky, I immediately felt like myself as soon as I popped him out. But I also didn't have any drastic changes or any changes for that matter when I was preggo. I think if I would've changed what I had been doing before and not went back to pre preg size as soon as I had him I would've felt not myself. Some women take longer than others so there's nothing wrong with that. Just take time and don't rush anything. GL and congrats!
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by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

holy crap i would not be having sex 2 weeks after a baby.  tmi but i bleed for 5-6 weeks post baby - so not sexy!  I get really tired easy after having a baby and cramps get worse with each kid while nursing for the first couple of weeks for me - plus boobs hurt between engorgement and nursing.  I mean, overall I feel great for having had a baby naturally (we use a  midwife every time) but your body has been through a lot!!  Hope you get some energy back and start feeling better soon!  enjoy your sweet Landon!

by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 9:29 PM
With dd it took almost a month for me to feel human again. I had a long labor and delivery. This time my labor was short and delivery even shorter so my recovery has been easier, but they tell you six weeks for a reason, labor and delivery is a massive undertaking, take your time and relax, you will feel better soon.
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by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I felt like that for about 8-9 weeks after my 1st, but I had some issues and delays with healing. With my 2nd, it was much easier but still around 4 weeks before I really felt back to normal. I think a lot of it was exhaustion, but I was also sore. No way would I even think about sex as soon as 2 weeks. It was close to 3 months before I was ready after my 1st and 6 weeks after my 2nd. 

by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice ..xox
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM
With my first baby, I wasn't healed all the way until 11 MONTHS pp. They did a lot of work on me down there after he was born though, most I'm sure was done wrong. I tried to have sex at 6 weeks, but he could barely touch me and I would almost scream.
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Have you had your BP checked since you've been dizzy and headaches? That's deff something I'd look into. It's "normal" not to feel... "normal" after delivery, your body went through a lot, give it some time.

by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

it def took me a good 4 weeks to feel like myself again after labor...all women are diff so dont feel like theres a prob if ur not on the same page as others...just try to relax and get rest where you can...

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