So freaked out

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by porkypig, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. porkypig

    porkypig Well-Known Member

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    An aquaintance of mine had her baby a couple of days ago and posted some pics of herself and the baby on facebook. I was really shocked to see that both of her eyes were REALLY blood shot and she has severe bruising under each eye as if she'd been punched.
    She posted a comment and said this had happened because she was pushing so hard and straining during labour.
    Is this common? I've never heard of it before and its really freaked me out, she looked awful xx
     
  2. 2nd time mum

    2nd time mum Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of it to be honest! After I had my first people commented on how well I looked considering I had just had a baby!
     
  3. Missy85

    Missy85 Well-Known Member

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    OH MY!! Ive not heard of this...
     
  4. DolceBella

    DolceBella Mum of 2 Gingers!!

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    It can happen if you push for a very long time, but doesn't last long. No worries!
     
  5. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    It can happen but most marks go within a few wks x
     
  6. daniandbaby

    daniandbaby Pregnant-expecting

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    Never came acrosss this
     
  7. porkypig

    porkypig Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I crapped myself, she looked like something out of a horror movie, i hope its not common! xx
     
  8. DolceBella

    DolceBella Mum of 2 Gingers!!

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    I'm sure she looked 10 times better even by the next day.
     
  9. soon2b6

    soon2b6 Mum to 6

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    My friend had this after she delivered her enourmous 10lb4 baby, it was all over her face little red dots like burst blood vessels.
     
  10. CallieBert

    CallieBert Mummy to Braden

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    I remember my mum was like that after having my little sister. It can happen I guess
     
  11. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Ive been told if u strain ur face and push with ur face so to say, like make the strained face etc then its very common.... so im gonna have it... no way can i sit their with a straight face !!! lol:rofl:

    as the other ladies said it goes away very quickly!
     
  12. dizzy duck

    dizzy duck Mummy to Oliver

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    Yeah it can happen but will disappear quite quickly, take care :hugs: xx
     
  13. Sherileigh

    Sherileigh Well-Known Member

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    I heard about this in my pre-natal class...she said if you push too hard and hold your breath, you could burst some little blood vessels. She said it helps to try and let some air out as your pushing...just a bit, to help relieve the pressure building.
     

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