When is it okay to take a tub bath?

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Registered: 04-07-2003
When is it okay to take a tub bath?
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 8:03pm
Just curious. I keep forgetting to ask the doctor!
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 12:26pm
Definitely not any earlier than 2 weeks, and its best to wait 6 weeks. It is best not to run the risk of infection, as that will make a recovery more difficult. With both c-sections, my doctors told me not to sit in a tub or hot tub until after my 6 week check up. Hope that helps!


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Registered: 04-21-2003
Sat, 05-24-2003 - 12:36am
I took a tub bath after my staples were taken out, 1 week pp. I made sure to rinse the incision with clean water after my bath and dried really really well. If you can take showers, I would shower until 6 weeks pp to be safe.