by April20 » May 28, 2016 Re: Re: After I delivered, they brought Colace and Senna every couple hours. I had a major tear and my doc said they wanted things VERY soft. I had no issues whatsoever. They recommended continuing senna, colace and adding miralax after discharge. I did this for maybe a week or so and never had any issues. It wasn't nearly as scary as everyone said. Trying to pee on command a few hours after delivery and a catheter with a nurse that kept trying to talk to me was another story! It didn't hurt, but things are so swollen afterwards and the catheter made my bladder all wonky that it took real effort to get it moving. The nurse was a PITA about it and wouldn't leave me alone long enough to actually relax and get it done.