How many weeks until you can recover from post partum C-section?

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  1. jujanester profile image77
    jujanesterposted 5 years ago

    How many weeks until you can recover from post partum C-section?

    Just gave birth last October 4, 2012 via c-section and now I can't move a lot and it's hard to get up on bed, sit and walk due to my incision. In your own experience, when did you find yourself moving freely without thinking your incision might tore?

  2. BSloan profile image76
    BSloanposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your new baby.  C-sections can be painful and make you feel like any movement you make can tear your incision.  For myself, it took about 2 weeks to start feeling better.  I would suggest just taking care of yourself and your baby and nothing more. 

    I also wore a tummy control brief which was thick and helped my stomach area feel firm.  It helped by having the abdominal area not move and I felt more secure about my movements. 

    Good luck and enjoy these first few days, they go very quickly.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I had 2 c-sections and I learned from the first and a kind nurse.  The more you move the less pain you will have. I know it seems strange but very true.  So walk around your house gently as much as you can.

    Make a cough pillow (several layers of baby blankets or dishtowels) and fold into a square maybe 18 by 18 inches--hold it tightly against the incision when you cough or sneeze...and it can make you feel more secure when you move around.

    Hang in there, it will get better, just keep moving, slowly and gently, the more the better.

    Also one other tip, no one told me about and I wish they had.  Once the doctor gives you the okay, do something to get those belly muscles back.

    Good luck and congratulations.

  4. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
    ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the baby! It was about three weeks for me to feel like I could move freely for both of my c-sections. I agree with what else has already been said: moving around more , and supporting the incision actually helps. I used my pregnancy belly support/back support belt to support my incision.

    Take it slow. In a few weeks, you should be feeling better. Take care!

  5. MellyMoo profile image60
    MellyMooposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the birth of your angel:) I have had four caesareans&I found that each surgery was different. Only after one of my operations was I able to walk the next day without much pain. All of my others took longer- alittle moving each day&each day alittle more, just listening to my body. It will take afew weeks before you will stop feeling pain completely&in my case, I had two wound infections so it took longer, with antibiotics. It depends on so many things:- your own body, the size of the baby, type if stitches, how much rest you are able to get, the surgeon etc etc. Be kind to yourself&just enjoy your baby&listen to your body. It has just been through a major operation (i had to keep reminding myself of this) & if you have alot of burning/stinging &/or oozing, be sure to tell your doctor. I wish you a speedy recovery

  6. jujanester profile image77
    jujanesterposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your experiences! I'm quite disappointed because I felt I was robbed from having a normal delivery, it happened so fast, actually my due date is on October 18 and I expected a normal delivery, but my ob let me have xray and found out that the baby's head is not adequate on my pelvic bone ad that same day she admitted me for operation the next day. That was fast, post partum is worse, I was not allowed  to eat and drink for almost 2 days! I wanted to cry, and  a day after my operation my doc told me to walk. I had a little cough that time so she put binder on my abdomen and I couldn't breathe and move normally!. Worse is my baby was left in the hospital because she got an infection. She'll be there for one week. When I got home, I couldn't move a lot, so uncomfortable to pee in fear that my incision wil tore open, and it's hard to change sleeping position at night. That was really disappointing, I wanted to cry. I think I'm having this post partum depression.


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