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How Long After C Section Can I Swim
When comfortable: Really, as soon as you are comfortable enough to receive it. Usually this involves some movement. .. and when it feels like that wouldn't be uncomfortable, it would be safe to go ahead. There is nothing about clitoral stimulation or orgasm that would adversely affect wound healing. Keep in mind your other restrictions and how sexual stimulation might impact your behavior! Good wishes:) ...Read more
Sex and pregnancy how long after c-section can a woman have sex? ...Also how long after should she start doing house work again?
Most doctors say to wait 6 weeks, however I tell patients that they can resume sex when they feel comfortable (i.e. No pain in stomach, scar healed). Some patients feel fine to have sex 2 weeks later. Everyone's recovery time is different.
Light housework 2 weeks after a c-sec. Should be fine, and customary housework at 6 weeks. Again I will state that you should go at your own pace, resume activities when you are comfortable.
Good luck to you. ...Read more
It depends: C-section is a major surgery. Hospital discharge depends on the health of mom and baby independently. Typically if all is well with mom and baby, discharge is usually on hospital day #2 or #3. In some cases, mom may be discharged before the baby but the reverse is rare. Good health. ...Read more
POST C/S exercise: If the c/s was done with a vertical incision (straight line from belly button down) exercise whould be postponed for 4-6wks. With a transverse incision (from hip to hip), exercises with upper body muscles, walking can start in 3-4 weeks, but check with the OB provider prior to starting, as healing needs to be assured first. ...Read more
6 weeks: Light exercise such as wallking can usually be done as soon as you feel like it. However, heavy exercise, weight lifting, endurance training, situps etc. Should wait until your body recovers and you return to a normal nonpregnant vascular status. ...Read more
Several weeks: Local ice early, then local heat. Pain meds and mobilize. ...Read more
Yes: Especially exercises that use your abdominal muscles. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: The doctor who performed your c-section is in the best position to say when you can drive since your doctor knows your full history and any complications that might influence the answer. ...Read more
Consult surgeon: Who performed the C-section. If you do not have a follow up appointment for a while, call the office and ask this question. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: It can take four to eight weeks, but the average is six. ...Read more
Does it take longer to heal from a C-section if this will be my srcond, then it did from the first.?
Not really: Should heal the same way, same recovery. ...Read more
My wife had a c-section about 3 weeks ago for our baby boy is it common for the insition to be painful after a long hot day?
Please ask your OB: Your OB knows u and how the surgery went and should have already told you that before you went home form the hospital, usually u can have the post partum lochia for 3-5 weeks but it should get less and lighter as time goes on and should be done by the 6 weeks post partum exam, if the bleeding is not getting less or if it is increasing please call your OB as u will need to be checked. ...Read more
6 weeks.: All pelvic sexual activity should be suspended until your 6 week visit with your obstetrician for a thorough physical examination and pap smear. Anal sex can cause injury and/or serious (even life threatening) infection if it takes place too soon after a delivery. You should both focus on your newborn at this time and refrain from all pelvic sexual activity! ...Read more
Varies: 3-4 days is the typical hospital stay after a c-section. A total of 4-6 weeks is usually the complete recovery time although some women take a little longer to recover completely. ...Read more
Typically: Up to six weeks. See your doctor, if you think they are not healing well. ...Read more
High Heels: My answer is as soon as you are well healed and try wearing them and see how they feel. If it doesn't hurt or get a lot of swelling go for it. ...Read more
4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming sooner, she should realize that at 2-3 weeks, her wound may look healed but may not be able to withstand repeated stretching or being scraped up along a pool's edge. ...Read more
It depends whjat typ: Type were used, but the healing process is far enough along that you should be able to go back to work in 6 weeks, obviously all of the stitches are absorbable stitches inside and the skin can be closed with staples or glue or an absorbable or non absorbable stitch. ...Read more
Swimming: Sixto eight weeks if you get the ok from your surgeon. ...Read more
I had a C-section 7 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding slightly. Is this normal? How long does bleeding last?
How long after a C-section can I be considered for a vbac? I had my son 11-25-11! and im now due 8-28-14
Depends on variables: Depending on the reason for your first c/section and your subsequent health, you could be ready for a vbac a year or so later. Your doc is the best source for individual assessment. This is usually done in a facility that can easily move you to a surgical suite if any problems are encountered during labor. ...Read more