Hi, I am new to the board and have a million questions about recovering from a Cesarean Birth. I had an unplanned C-section a little over a week ago, and was curious about how long it takes for certain things to go back to "normal".
1) How long before I can bend all the way over and pick something up off the floor?
2) How long until that burning tugging sensation when I stand up goes away?
3) How long before getting in and out of bed and sitting down/standing up is easy again?
4) Are there any exercises I could do to speed things along?
I am happy that my daughter and I are safe and healthy, but a little bummed out that I ended up with a Cesarean birth (especially after 20 hours of natural labor and 4 and 1/2 hours of pushing). I feel like I could move on much faster if I just knew how long recovery would take. Any advice or experience is much appreciated!