Sharp pain perinium after vaginal birth
The area between your anus and vagina is called your perineum. During labor and delivery a lot of pressure if put on your perineum. Your perineum will be stretched and may even tear or be cut by your doctor.
It is very common to have swelling in pain in your perineum after delivery. Here are a few times to handle that pains:
- Don't wipe after urination, used water to rinse off and then pat dry.
- Put ice packs on your perineum for about 20 minutes at a time.
- Place Tucks Pads (witches hazel) on your perineum with every pad change to help soothe your perineum and promote healing.
- Ibuprofen can help reduce pain and swelling.
- When sitting lean back or sit on pillows to take pressure off your bottom and perineum.
Call your doctor if you have any signs of infection or if the pain does not start to get better after a few days. If you had a tear or episiotomy (surgical cut on perineum during delivery) it will take about 4 weeks to heal.