Quoting justanothamotha:" I had 4th degree with #1 & hardly a skid with #2 & they were the SAME size - in fact #2 was actually 6 oz heavier....go figure."Oh this is good to hear... I had a 3rd degree cut with my first and it still hurts almost 2 years later. I tore it back open after the skin had started to heal picking up a laundry basket 4 weeks PP -_- Really hoping I don't have to deal with that again.
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" Oh this is good to hear... I had a 3rd degree cut with my first and it still hurts almost 2 years later. ... [snip!] ... and the nurses had to catch her because the doctor wasn't even in the room yet, so hopefully this one is easier for you too "Then this should please you - I had 2 2nd degree cuts, a 3rd degree cut AND tore through my rectal muscle (4th degree part) and pushed #2 ou tin a few pushes (11 mins total) and felt TOTALLY myself right after he was out - as in could walk & set virtually pain free expect my hemorrhoids. I squatted to push out #2 & I think that really helps too.
Quoting justanothamotha:" Then this should please you - I had 2 2nd degree cuts, a 3rd degree cut AND tore through my rectal muscle ... [snip!] ... could walk & set virtually pain free expect my hemorrhoids. I squatted to push out #2 & I think that really helps too."
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" Oh, that makes me happy lol. I was miserable for months after I had DS because of all the stitches and I had to push for over an hour. He was only 6 pounds 7 ounces lol."Yah - made me happy too. LOL I was miserable for ages too - as in got sharp nasty shooting pains for 5-6 months post partum with #1 for no reason at all. Just nerve damage. With #2 i twas literlaly like whne women say they coudl squat, push the baby out & keep working - now labor was long for me with #2 (it was with #1 as well) but once it was over, no problem. I twas far easier dealing with 2 kids after #2 than doing what I needed to do with #1 & trying to just recover/heal. I was less tired, felt much better, it just was 100 times easier than what I had imagined in my mind. I HOPE it goes as well for you!