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Is this normal? NikkiLeAnne Due June 13; 3 kids; Illinois 3473 posts
Apr 22nd

I am 7 weeks post partum and my lower stomach still hurts when I am sitting up from laying down or when I cough or sneeze. I didn't remember still having pain this long after giving birth to my other two children. This was a VBAC though so I don't know if that changes things . Is it normal to still be hurting?

Drew90 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7232 posts
Apr 22nd

I don't know if it's normal but I was in pain for quite a few months.  I have diastasis rectii (ab separation)  and I always just blamed it on that because it was obviously my abs that hurt and not my uterus or anything else down there 

NikkiLeAnne Due June 13; 3 kids; Illinois 3473 posts
Apr 22nd

My pain is down low, where my scar from my c section is. But it hurts on the inside. If that makes sense. 

Mombie+2 Due December 27 (girl); TTC since Feb 2017; 2 kids; That place, Pa, United States 3182 posts
Apr 22nd

Like down in the corner of where your scar is? I haven't had a vbac just 2 csections but if I sneeze or move a certain way I get a sharp pain almost like I pulled a muscle. 

Drew90 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7232 posts
Apr 22nd

Quoting NikkiLeAnne:
My pain is down low, where my scar from my c section is. But it hurts on the inside. If that makes sense. 


I've never had a c-section so I guess I'm not much help there, sorry!  It's normal to still have tenderness though but if you're getting sharp pains I'd definitely check with your OB 

NikkiLeAnne Due June 13; 3 kids; Illinois 3473 posts
Apr 22nd

Quoting Drew90:

I've never had a c-section so I guess I'm not much help there, sorry!  It's normal to still have tenderness though but if you're getting sharp pains I'd definitely check with your OB 


It's not sharp pains or anything. Just when I move a certain way or sneeze/cough I get a pain like a pulled muscle? I have my post partum check in a few days but was hoping to get advice before then. But thanks a bunch :)