Hello, I just had a baby who's about a week old. When I first learned I was pregnant-3 months, I had my gallbladder taken out.
After I gave birth to my daughter I'm getting the same pains I was experiencing with my gallbladder but I have no gallbladder.
What can the pain be? Also, I noticed a foul smell in my vagina area?
These symptoms need to be reported to your provider right away, if you haven't already done so. Chances are they are no big deal, but there is a chance that you have an infection that is causing the pain, in which case it needs to be treated.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.