c/s recovery at home?

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Registered: 02-10-2004
c/s recovery at home?
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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 6:29pm

hi everyone,


i'm just shy of my c/s 1 week

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 9:10pm

I think the rule is no driving for 2 weeks.

Lifting baby...what I did was to leave the carrier in the car and carry the baby out to the car and strap him in out there rather than deal with the whole "contraption..." I wore DS in a sling most of the time anyway, so I rarely carried the carseat even when I could..

I think you're fine to do as much work as you feel like you can do. ...If you have two kids in school, have them help with laundry..my kids (3&2) will take the clothes out of the dryer for me cause I'm currently preggo and can't bend over really easily...I'm sure your kids could do that 2 (and that's where I'd anticipate the pain)...Just listen to your body...I was walking after a week...and I felt fine...I mean, we just went around the block, but....I certainly wasn't going fast or working out, but ...well you get the idea...

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 11:19pm
I am 3 weeks PP and this is my 3rd c-section. How much you can do is going to depend on how you are feeling. I was driving after 1 1/2 weeks, and my Dr said as long as I wasn't on the narcotics and was feeling OK then I was cleared to drive. I try not to lift more than the baby in the carrier, at least for 6 weeks.
Yes, walking is good and you should be OK using a stroller, as for how much walking, that would depend on how you feel, let your body tell you when you need to rest and make sure you listen (this is the hardest part).
If your DH is agreeable, let him do any household chores for the first few weeks, you should focus on yourself and the baby for now.
My only advice would be to try not to be super mom, at least for a few weeks, let yourself heal and then you can resume your super powers!! :)
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Registered: 03-18-2009
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 12:35am

I agree that what you will be able to do will be based upon how you are feeling. Go ahead and try to do the things that you want to do. Your body will tell you if you are over doing it.

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Registered: 06-25-2004
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 10:44pm

Just listen to your body.. My son was transferred to another hospital the day after I delivered so I signed myself out of the hospital. I did a lot of walking and spent hours sitting beside his bed .. The sitting hurt more than the walking..

But my body definitely let me know when I overdid it..

Just listen to your body and you will know when you should slow down...

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