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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 06:52 AM   1
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Recovery after 3rd vaginal birth?

what was the recovery like after your 3rd or more vaginal birth? I only suffered a small internal tear/labial grazing with my first, but the recovery was awful! My vagina was sore for about 4-5 weeks. My 2nd was 2lbs bigger and I suffered a 2nd degree perineum tear, but I had no pain down there. I could use the bathroom without it burning, it didn't hurt to walk or sit down, it wasn't sore at all, I could have ran a marathon, it was really weird. I know there's a lot more postpartum cramping with each birth, which I'm not looking forward to, but im hoping my recovery will be similar to my 2nd. Just curious what your experiences were?

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Old Feb 25th, 2017, 20:27 PM   2
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I hate to say this and I hope it's not the same for you but my 2nd was definitely the easiest for me labor wise, delivery wise and definitely recovery wise. With our first I had just a couple stitches.. With our second and third I didn't have any. But for me, the third labor and delivery was so much more painful and after birth cramps hurt more and I bled longer...also was sore down below longer too. But this is just my experience and I hope yours is better than your last or at least the same! Congratulations to you!!

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Old May 24th, 2017, 10:35 AM   3
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Recovery after #3 has been a little different than my previous two. My labor and delivery was a lot like #2. I didn't tear (thank you EPO!), I was able to get up and walk around hours after having her. I didn't have much soreness. But I feel like my body is taking longer to bounce back this time, which could be because my last two pregnancies were back-to-back or could be because I'm older. The pp bleeding and after-pains weren't too bad this time (thank you RRLT!) However in the past two weeks I've dealt with constipation and hemorrhoids (neither of which I had while pregnant) and my loose ligaments and joints are taking a long time to tighten back up.

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Old May 30th, 2017, 02:08 AM   4
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Mine was amazing! I had tears and stitches my first two times which meant it was sore and painful for a bit, but these time I had no stitches and no pain whatsoever! I honestly sidnt expect it to be so fine

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