4 C Section Recovery Tips

C Section Recovery Tips
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C Section Recovery Tips

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl or boy. Labor is over. You've made it! You are undoubtedly very happy about your little ones arrival but you're probably in some pain as well. And, if you delivered via C Section chances are you're in more than just a little pain. Don't fret tons of mothers have delivered this way and they have made it out just fine. To help you on your way I have put together some helpful C Section recovery tips!

C Section Recovery Tips
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Relax

I can't say this enough. You need as much rest as possible. Don't be afraid to ask for help, you've just had major abdominal surgery. Don't lift anything heavier than your baby! A friend, family member, or your husband can deal with the chores for now. And really, no one cares what your house or you (for that matter) looks like. They came to see the baby!

C Section Recovery Tips
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Medications

You may be one of those types who won't even take a pill for a headache but this is one of those times when you must follow doctors orders and take the medications prescribed to you. You're not doing yourself or your baby any favors by not taking it. Wouldn't you rather be able to feed your baby than not be able to because you're in too much pain?

C Section Recovery Tips
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Walking

This is a tough one. We know you don't want to but as soon as your doctor Okays it you need to start walking around a bit. This will speed up your recovery and also by getting your body moving again you decrease the constipation that occurs quite often after delivery. This usually occurs when someone lies around too much.

C Section Recovery Tips
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Constipation

This is an embarrassing problem and one that happens all the time. Feel completely free to talk to your doctor about it, he hears it more often than you think. There are many stool softeners and enemas to help you out in this department.


4 C Section Recovery Tips

I hope you enjoyed this list of C Section recovery tips and I hope they help you out in your journey back to your old self. Remember to relax and enjoy your new baby. Congratulations once again!

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stephanieb27 3 years ago from United States

Great tips! I followed these so much better with the 2nd c-section because I knew better! :)


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine

very useful to mothers, I shall recommend it to my friends who will becoming a mother soon.


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

These look like some great tips for mothers having C-sections. I am sure these tips will especially be helpful for first time mothers. Voted up and useful.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for reading and commenting guys, I appreciate it!


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samowhamo 3 years ago

Interesting. That's how I was born my mother sick and throwing up almost the whole time she was pregnant with me so she had a C section in he 7th month of pregnancy.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Well I'm glad everything worked out Ok :)


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Amadaun 3 years ago

Even though I've never been pregnant, all of my sisters and I were C-section babies. And my newest nephew was one as well.

So I have a lot of experience keeping an eye on recovering mothers. I think the hardest part is convincing them that they have the right to take it easy.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

That's true most mothers don't want to take it easy, but they need to! Thanks for reading and commenting.


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LauraD093 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Great tips Lisa-another well presented hub.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas

Another well written article for the women out there. It appears to me that these are some great tips you've provided. Great job once again. Voted up, and rated useful.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for reading, I really appreciate your kind words.


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

Voted up lisa. This hub's a bit scary, especially for me who hasn't given birth yet. hihihi...


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

You'll be fine beingwell, I promise :)


Tamara McRill 3 years ago

Great tips -- so many new moms don't know what to do after a C-section. This will help. :)


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks Tamara, a C-section can be scary but with these tips recovery will come fast!


Shawn Lealos 3 years ago

I can't even imagine


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Shawn, the things that we go through!


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That Grrl 3 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

My sister had C-sections for all four of her kids. The only one which was actually necessary was the first. After that her doctor was happy to schedule her birth dates for the other children. It makes it easier for the doctor. I think she liked it too because she is a small biz woman and could work up to her last day, literally.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Once you have one doctors do like to continue them, thanks for reading.

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