Cramps post delivery
What can be done for cramps near stitches?
As you heal from a vaginal delivery, you’ll likely experience a few weeks of swelling and pain in your perineum (the area between your vagina and anus). If you had a perineal tear or episiotomy, the pain may be more severe and the area may take longer to heal. Try these tips to relieve your discomfort:\n\nApply an ice pack or cold gel pack to the perineal area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.\nThis is most effective in the first 24 to 72 hours after birth.\n\nApply witch-hazel pads to the perineal area.\n\n\nIf sitting is uncomfortable, sit on a pillow. There also are special cushions that may be helpful.\n\nTry a sitz bath (sitting in warm, shallow water). Special basins are made for this purpose.\n\nWhen you are on the toilet, clean your genitals with warm water from a squeeze bottle.\n\nTry breastfeeding while lying on your side. This position may be more comfortable\nbecause it doesn’t put pressure on your perineum.\nYou can also ask your ob-gyn about-a numbing cream to ease pain / a stool softener
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