Working out after c-section + more ?s

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Working out after c-section + more ?s
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Thu, 04-24-2003 - 10:10am
I had my first baby via cesarean 3 weeks ago this Monday. When can I work out? When can I do situps? When will I stop bleeding? I still have some pretty good sized clots coming out (sorry TMI). THANKS! :)
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 04-24-2003 - 10:32am
I would wait to do serious ab exercise until after the bleeding stops. You can do some pelvic tilts or other light exercises before then, but I found after my c/s that if I did anything heavy, the bleeding would get heavier. It took seven weeks to stop altogether, but I think I'm on the far end of the curve there. :p

HTH,

Amy

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Registered: 04-19-2003
Sat, 04-26-2003 - 9:20pm
WOW! I didnt realize you bleed that much after a c-section. Maybe I am lucky then. My baby is only 11 days and i spot maybe once a day now but it is so dull i should be done in a day or two.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 12:34pm
Like I said, I don't think everyone goes as long as I did. I would have been more than happy to have 2 weeks or less like it says in all the textbooks!

But, it did give me plenty of time to notice when it was heavier and when it wasn't!

Amy