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Mrs Hinch reveals how she is struggling to walk since giving birth to Ronnie

Section: Celebrity Mums

Although the first few months are filled with gorgeous newborn cuddles and getting to know your tiny human, it's also quite normal to still be in a lot of pain from labour. 

Cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch has revealed she has been struggling with joint pain since giving birth to Ronnie in June

New mum Sophie has been struggling to walk and has been suffering for the past 4 weeks with 'the worst joint pains' in her fingers and knees.

The 29-year-old asked her followers if they have experienced these pains before, and for some advice on Instagram

She wrote: I'm hoping someone may be able to help me here πŸ™ˆ I've been putting off asking because I feel worried about it..."

The Instagram star continued to explain her post-pregnancy situation: "But for the last 4 weeks I've been waking up in the morning with the worst joint pains in my fingers and knees and sometimes I can't even change Ronnie's nappy or walk to the bathroom properly."

She then went on and said: "And also the night sweats are still terrible. I'm just wondering if I'm going a bit mad or is this all something to do with post-pregnancy.

"I will book an app with my GP but has this happened to any of my followers? Xx" 

After Mrs Hinch reached out to her followers, she said: "Turns out loads of us have suffered from this 😯 so I'm gonna book an app with my GP today to see what they advise" 

"So much stuff happens post-pregnancy that no one really discusses πŸ€” this being one of them! So thanks guys"

Everyday Health says, "Pregnancy pain can transition into a host of new pains after labour, most of which will go away in the next few weeks and months."

"Preparing for the possibility of epidural pain, breastfeeding pain, and pain related to tears or incisions will help you be prepared for life after delivery."

Obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr Calhoun, says new mums might also experience pain in joints throughout their bodies, including your hands, wrists, feet, and ankles.

She said: "These pains may be due to the position you were in during delivery and recovery. Your joints may also still be affected by the chemical changes during pregnancy that caused them to loosen.

“All of the muscular and joint aches really do go away,” assures Calhoun.

Calhoun recommended to apply warmth and take pain relief: "After you’ve given birth, it’s also appropriate to take ibuprofen for temporary relief from aches and pains." 

It is also common for mums to experience pain in their abdomen, legs, when they breastfeed, in their back and shoulders, and headaches, according to Everyday Health

Sophie finished her series of posts on Instagram by telling her followers: "I struggled so bad to change Ronnie's nappy again this morning πŸ˜” but you just keep going, don't you. I hope you all have a lovely day and I'll let you know how my app goes 🀞🏻"

Did you experience joint pain after giving birth and during post-pregnancy? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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