Bathroom issues 😬

My daughter was born July 7. I had dreaded the first bile movement, but fortunately it wasn’t too bad. I had at least one every day since the first so it’s not like I’m suddenly constipated. The last few days have been a NIGHTMARE having one. I need to go and then it hurts so bad going that I have to bite down on my hand. I am taking stool softener and drank some miralax. Is there anything else that can help? Is this just healing and that’s why it’s hurting suddenly?