A 25-year-old female asked:
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After a cesarian section, how long before a sit down bath can be taken?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks.: Although i'm sure that many of my patients don't abide by this rule, i generally recommend for them to wait 6 weeks prior to tub bathing and intercourse.
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
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