any runners have an episiotomy ?
Sep 6, 2010 4:35PM
hi ladies - i had an episiotomy 12 weeks ago and my pelvic floor is still not right - just wondered if you ever got back to normal running wise and how long it took , its driving me wild not being able to get out there ! Xx
Sep 6, 2010 4:01PM
Hi, not sure I can help but will tell you my experience. I had a 3rd degree tear but not an episiotomy. I started running again at 8 weeks and reading that back that sounds shocking. Why wasn't I putting my feet up?! Madness. Think I just wanted a bit of time to feel like my old self again. I did a v gentle 10 min tho and I was shattered. In terms of my pelvic floor it didn't feel too bad, tho I had very bad swelling after the delivery. I remember the doctor wincing. Because I had a 3rd degree tear I was automatically referred to physio who saw me about 12 weeks and gave me some exercises to do. Any concerns I would see if you have a similar service where you live. Don't just put up with it if you don't feel its not right. Good luck and hope you get back to running soon.
Sep 6, 2010 4:14PM
thanks bee monkey ill ask at my check up on wed xx
Sep 6, 2010 4:35PM
haia, i had a 2nd degree tear, did some quite strenuous running at 7 weeks ( in hindsight, was way way too early) and my pf was not good!! 3 weeks on, and a lot of pf exercises, i could run without worrying about leaks, especially when changing pace. touch wood, everything seems back to normal now, i was that horrifed after my first attempt at running that i did my pf exercises like a mad woman, and that along with more time to heal, has done the trick! xx
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