... I have not had a c-section, only 3 vaginal births with my last being 3 weeks ago. I took my kids to the play area at the mall yesterday and had my youngest in a front carrier. Another woman asked me how old my baby was and made the comment that I obviously didn't have a c-section or I wouldn't have been out so soon after giving birth nor would I be wearing a front carrier. I... (8 replies)
... I had an emergency C-Section with DD, and I have to say that my recovery story was quite a bit different than some people! SO I will answer your questions with my own experiences (I have a tendency to go into a little too much detail).
Once you return to your room, how soon are you able to get up on your own?
This actually covers more than one question:
I got back to... (5 replies)
... section were any of you allowed to take a bath or go swimming? ... (3 replies)
... aist down to my toes. All I remember is being really cold. But they took care of that right away by putting warm blankets on me. The only downside to having a section is that you are not able to hold your baby right away. ... (6 replies)
... I had my daughter on May 17 at 5:12 pm on Tuesday, i was home thursday morn and hve had baths everyday since then. This is my third child and c-section. (7 replies)
... The hospital told me I could bath when I got home. I'm a little nervous about my incision though and concerned about infection. ... (7 replies)
... I took a bath for the first time 3 weeks after my c-section. My incision was closed all the way, and I didn't have staples in either. (7 replies)
... I had my son via c-section 3 weeks ago and would like to know when it's safe to take a hot bath? I've been showering 1-2 times a day to keep my incision area clean but I'm dying to take a bath. I'm worried it might be too soon though and I don't want to get an infection.
I would appreciate some opinions. :) (7 replies)
... I only took pain pills for about 5 days after and I didnt REALLY need them but they did help. The steps is not problem, you cant drive for two weeks and my baby had to go to the doc at 1 week because of jaundice. I cant pick up the car seat, having help may be good for you to do, especially the first week. You can breastfeed on pain pills, but I think that taking less is... (11 replies)
... Humm ok, well first who told you to put peroxide on it? I understand thats a big no-no. I had 4 of them and have been told each time nice and clear not to do that. Second dont take a bath, take a shower. You want to keep it dry as you can. I found it best to use a blow dryer to dry that area off after a shower. Try and keep your panties or other clothing from rubbing it also.... (8 replies)
... es for about 10 minutes while she was very active. I usually leaned on something like a yoga ball or an ottoman. Another thing you can try is getting in a warm bath and putting frozen peas on top of your belly. The thinking is that the baby will try to get away from the cold. ... (5 replies)
... my doc said when my dissolvable sticthes came out then i could take a bath. he said wait at least 4-6 weeks to go swimming. hope that helps! (3 replies)
... Thanks Angela :)
I was so nervous about an infection so I waited on the bath. I took one for the first time last night and it felt sooooo nice.
Thanks for taking the time to write!
Kim (7 replies)
... Why not wait to take a bath until you can ask your doctor on Tuesday. It's just 2 days or 4 showers away! Better safe than sorry. ... (7 replies)
... I don't know much about this, but I noticed nobody answered you yet... if you still have staples in, you will want to wait for a bath until they are taken out...and then ask your doctor, but I think at that point it will be ok. ... (7 replies)
... I wanted. I feel like things are healing well. I slept on my right hand side last night comfortably so I guess it's fine. I'm looking forward to taking a hot bath soon though! ... (6 replies)
... I would suggest as long as all is well and healthy with your pregnancy, a WARM....not hot, but WARM Bath with epsom salts. ... (1 replies)
... D I have never ever heard of not being able to have a bath unless of course you had a c section which im sure you could still have one if you keep it covered etc....Im sure its just a coincidence that you stopped bleeding and nothing to do with the bath... ... (5 replies)
... No, you did nothing wrong. If you had a vaginal delivery that was pretty normal (no serious complications) than it's possible that your all healed up. Even with a c section scar to heal with my last two kids i didn't bleed for more than 2-3 weeks. As far as i know there is no restriction on having a bath (i have even had a bath in the hospital after a c section). Now i'm sure... (5 replies)
... Baby boy is here! Actually today he is one week old...crazy how time flies. I just wanted to tell you that all the pain and blah is def. worth it...those sweet baby checks will make it all better.
My c-section was uneventful. The pain was def. there but it was bearable. I didnt take any narcotics (didnt want to pass it to baby) so all I took was Aleve...it made the pain... (29 replies)