Post-Partum Joint Pain
Any urbanMamas empathize with Amy and her post-partum joints?
I haven't been able to find anything helpful on the internet about this, so I'm hoping some of you urbanMamas can help me. My daughter was born five months ago, and I am *still* having joint pain. I know everything loosens up during pregnancy and it takes awhile to spring back - but this long? It's actuall worse and more total-body than it was while pregnant. Knees, ankle, elbows, you name it - even my finger joints feel strangely loose and sore, as if they've been hyperextended. This is becoming harder to deal with as Baby gains weight, and I'm squatting down, lifting her, etc. Any suggestions for simple exercises, vitamins/supplements, nutrition? And most of all (because I'm a "why" person) - specifically why do I still feel like this 5 months later? My mom has rheumatoid arthritis - should I be worried that it's something more than a post-partum thing? I plan on talking to my doc about it, but mama-wisdom would be helpful too.