What is the danger of lifting after c/s

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Registered: 04-05-2003
What is the danger of lifting after c/s
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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 2:31pm
My 2.5 weeks postpartum and lifted my 28lb yesturday. I felt great before I did it now I'm sore again. I definetly won't do it again for awhile. What are the dangers of lifting and doing the other things we aren't suppose too.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 6:07pm
There are lots of things, the most common being that you will overdo it and make your pain and recovery last longer. The most severe I imagine would be injuring your incision (both on your uterus and your outside incision) and the risk of hernia.

If you are feeling worse, you probably just overdid it. I would try holding off on lifting your other child until after you 6 week check up. Call your doctor if the pain persists, or if you have a fever or smell an odor (signs of infection)

Hope this helps!

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 6:31pm
Thanks for the imformation. I think I probably just over did it. I just needed the imfo to remind me why I have to take it easy. I feel so good otherwise it hard too. No more lifting dd #1