Monday, April 1, 2013

Endometritis After Childbirth

Okay, so this is a picture of me in October of 2009, about a WEEK after giving birth to my 5th child, Samuel. The poor wittle guy took a week-long trip to the NICU for meconium aspiration (story here) and I just was not losing weight.

I mean, you are supposed to lose SOME weight after you squeeze a 7-ish-pound baby out of you, right? Then there's the placenta and all that goo.  But I was losing NADA and my ankles were getting more swollen. It was freaky.

So I finally went to the doctor because I had all these other symptoms both before and after birth that were puzzling me and making me feel like crap. I really don't think he knew what it was, but he diagnosed me with ENDOMETRITIS (not endometriosis), gave me an antibiotic and I was dropping weight and feeling better within 24 hours.

So if you are feeling crappy after childbirth, please don't ignore it and call it plain old postpartum junk. Please go see your doctor, for me!

And no, this is not an April Fool's post!