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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 13:08 PM   1
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Postnatal anxiety


I'm pretty sure I'm experiencing this after a few panic attacks pre baby about the mode of birth.

It seems to mostly be around my health - I had an emergency c section in the end and I've basically convinced myself I have a complication (or will have a complication) from it. What is making matters worse is I'm still feeling niggles and pains and twinges after 6 weeks when i have in my head I should be back to normal by now.

I feel like I am having so many physical symptoms of this anxiety resulting in me heading to the docs.

Any one been through post natal anxiety?
Should I be pain free after 6 weeks?!



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 14:01 PM   2
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I've never had a c-section, but I feel my body changing for a few months after the delivery of my baby every time. If you think about it, all that stretching and growing your body did has to shrink itself back, so there are gonna be niggles and cramps and other strange feelings. After the first 3 months, I tend to feel much more "normal." My sister had both of her babies via c-section, and she was definitely still in pain 6 weeks postpartum.



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 14:52 PM   3
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Hi I’m also 6 weeks and have numbness around my scar. I also have the odd cramps on and off here and there. I think it’s just the body recovering and returning back to normal. I think that’s why we have the 6-8wk check and not meant to drive as they knoW you won’t be fully recovered. Tell your doc or health visitor about your worries they are really good x



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 15:23 PM   4
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Thanks guys..
Doctor and HV aware..

So hard to know if its my body or mind?!
My OH said to me earlier I've been checked over so many times by so many sifferent doctors in the past week alone how can anything be wrong which makes me think my mind is going loop the loop but then I am feeling pains and niggles.
It was emergency too so maybe that adds to it?!



 
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I didnít have a sectionwith either of my girls but did get post natal anxiety with them both. My anxiety was based around something happening to me or them ( I think it originated because my niece sadly passed away when she was 12 days old and I was 4 months pregnant with DD1) I just worried about everything little thing .

I used to feel like I couldnít breath and my heart was pounding out my chest . Poor DH was fantastic I would just cry and look at my girls and I realised I needed help to manage this! I had CBT, brevement counselling and some medication . I can thankfully say itís been 1 1/2 years since Iíve felt so low (I get the odd worry moment which mummy doesnít !)

Iím glad your HV and GP both know about your symptoms . It may be that youíve had a traumatic expierence and you and your body just need some time to adjust . If you feel like you canít cope with it any more or it affecting your day to day loving I.e you cannot do something because your so worried I would go back to your GP for further advice .

Hope you feel better soon ! I know for expierence it will pass hun ! Xx



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 18:26 PM   6
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No, you should not be feeling perfect and back to normal 6 weeks after a c section. I had an emcs with my first and I was told that the first 6 weeks were the Ďworstí, not that I would be 100% normal by then. Truth be told I wasnít close to normal until 6 months after the section. Cut yourself some slack, youíve had major surgery and it can take a long time to bounce back.



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 23:05 PM   7
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Thank you..
that is really annoying that i was made to feel like I shouldnt have any pain!



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 04:51 AM   8
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Thank you..
that is really annoying that i was made to feel like I shouldnt have any pain!

I would feel annoyed too . It can take some women days weeks months even years to recover after a baby . Give yourself time and donít panic ! X



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 07:54 AM   9
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I still feel my pelvic bones grinding a bit when I walk a fair distance, my back still kills constantly and some of the nerves in my ribs are still numb at times. My baby is 6 months. It was the same with my first, too, though I think by a year pp things were back to normal. It took about 40 long weeks to make your baby, and it can take the same or longer to heal from all the stress of pregnancy and childbirth. You're not going to be running any marathons at 6 weeks pp, especially since you had a c-section.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 11:06 AM   10
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Thank you again.. its really nice to hear this stuff.
Felt the most humAn yet this morning.. but after various school, nursery drops and a supermarket haul I was back having pulling and twingy pains.. which leads to more panic theres something wrong..



 
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