Not really sure where to even post this as it could apply for normal postnal support, or here with c-sections. Basically I'm wondering how long it took for peoples bowels to settle down. In a way I'm a little uncertain for when it comes to having a BM (now 17 days pp) especially when effort is needed. Annoyingly it's now that I've ended up with piles which I suspect would have happened whether DS had been born via EMCS or not. Don't really know how long I've had them for as I was numb around there until about 8 days pp. It's only starting to prove to be a minor issue as of the last couple of days. I had a failed ventouse too which may not have helped. Really have no idea how long to wait before having to speak to my doctor.