I was 36 when I had my son. I bleeded for 4 weeks (I almost missed the fact that I got back my period) I felt so weak that I couldn't hardly go up a flight of stairs. Everything hurt. Going to the toilet was an ordeal for weeks. Nobody tells you about this little "post-partum" side-effects!! On the bright side: after only 10 weeks bladder problems and pelvic pains are pretty normal and it is too soon to be back to your normal weight. My son is 2 and, although I have no strechmarks or weight problems, I still have bladder problems and even worse, I have never felt sexual desire again. I guess that when having a child is for you like a dream come true, then everything is all right, or at least you regard it as the price you had to pay. But when, like in our case, it was somebody else's idea of a dream, it is really annoying! I feel grateful that I did not meet my wonderful husband till I was 33. He was the one wanting children, and although I hated the idea, I thought it would be a good thing in the long run, since everybody seems to be so delighted with theirs and I didn't want to lose him.
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