Third degree tear getting me down!!!
Hi, just wondering if anyone else has experienced a third degree tear (i had a forceps delivery and baby took a lot of turning and pulling out....) and can either sympathise with what it feels like or reassure me theirs healed up ok and how long it took/anything would recommend! everytime mine is checked (had baby about 19 days ago) they say it looks worse but to just keep taking painkillers n will heal eventually and they don't want to re touch it even though some of stitches have broken. I've heard can take up to 12 weeks to heal, i am assuming though it won't be as painful as is now to go to toilet/sit down/walk as it is now for that long though as i really want to enjoy being a mum more than i am! Have been given stronger painkillers today as hurting more each day not less but not sure how long i can take those for though. Their other advice for me is to lie down as much as can on my side but easier said than done with a demanding newborn!