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#151 doodle bug

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:45 PM

Just a quick pop in to mention an excercise for the sore wrists/thumbs etc. (to help stretch out the muscle)
1. Hold your arm out in front of you, palm facing to side,( not floor or ceiling)
2. Make a fist, with your thumb tucked inside the fist.
3. Slowly tilt your hand down and away, and you should feel a burning (good burn!) stretch all along the thumb/wrist...

If you do this regularly throughout the day, it really helps!

Goodluck!

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#152 sharlene

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:37 PM

Just a quick pop in to mention an excercise for the sore wrists/thumbs etc. (to help stretch out the muscle)
1. Hold your arm out in front of you, palm facing to side,( not floor or ceiling)
2. Make a fist, with your thumb tucked inside the fist.
3. Slowly tilt your hand down and away, and you should feel a burning (good burn!) stretch all along the thumb/wrist...

If you do this regularly throughout the day, it really helps!

Goodluck!


Unless it's DeQuervain's Tendonitis, which I got after delivery and required surgical intervention. I tried cortisone shots but they only provided temporary relief. If it is DQ, that motion will cause serious pain. I was a little leery of the surgery and the recovery wasn't fun but if it is DQ, the relief after healing (from the surgery) is so worthwhile - I'm probably at 90% now and it's great to pick up a toddler without agonizing pain!

Strongly suggest visiting a hand surgeon if possible to anyone with thumb pain after childbirth.

As for the breast pain - I would probably use heat and massage and pump a bit - but if you used to feed/pump every 8 hours, push it to 9 or 10 - i.e., wean your breasts slowly - you (the original poster of this issue - I'm sorry, I'm too tired to go back right now) were probably going a little quickly for your breasts and they got a little backed up (a duct did) - good luck - I hope it resolves quickly - a blocked duct hurts! Isn't it amazing how much we go through to birth and raise a child?! I sometimes can't believe my mother had 4!

#153 praying4blessing

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:08 AM

Thanks Sharlene. I was only feeding him every 24 hours and did that without incident for about a week. But I will just continue to apply heat and massage/express a bit.

doodle bug - that exercise is exactly what my OT had me do. I am seeing improvement in my tendonitis though. Now that I am done breastfeeding, I can take an anti-inflamatory too which is helping.
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2010 - still no baby... asked for referral to RFC
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August 10th/10 - Got the call!! Woo hoo! Begin Superfact August 21st
September 4th/10 - Stims begin...
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September 20th/10 - ET - 2 beautiful little 8 cell embies, 2 frosties
October 5th/10 - BFP!!! Thank you Lord!! Beta was 858
Oct 25th/10 - first u/s One baby in heaven, one with a perfect heartbeat - 152 bpm
Nov 12th/10 - second u/s measuring 9w 5d!! Heard the heartbeat!!! 165bpm!!
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Nov. 13/12 - FET of two beautiful thawed out frosties! One 7 cell, one 6 cell (lost one cell in the thaw).
Nov 28/12 - test day... Praying for a blessing... or blessings... <3 POAS on Nov. 24 (11dp3dt) and BFP! Thank you Lord again!
Dec. 9/12 - emerg u/s after bleeding and abdominal pains - one gestational sac...
Dec. 20/12 - next u/s - will get a better view and hopefully see that beating heart!! Yup! 158bpm and measuring right on track at 7w5d!
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#154 frostedlemon

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

praying4blessing - I'd second the advice on the heat. When I've had plugged ducts (had at least one a month until my guy was 6 months old), the heat seems to be the best thing, both for dealing with the discomfort and getting it to go away. I found in particular using heat right before I fed him made it go away the fastest, and some in between if that didn't work. I think expressing a bit isokay, to relieve the pressure but yeah, if you do too much it just encourages production. I'm dreading weaning for this very reason. I had engorgement and oversupply for the first six months and it was not very comfortable.

I remember people talking about using cabbage leaves to ease engorgement when I was first starting. I never tried it myself because sometimes it's so effective it reduces your supply and I was too scared of that, but that could be a good thing for you so maybe give that a try? The cold can feel good and something in the cabbage helps with the engorgement.

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