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How long after a c-section can you climb stairs?

How long after a c-section can you climb stairs?

Ask your OB MD: You need to ask this question of your treating OB MD who will know the rate of healing of your C/section and any complications. ...Read more

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I am one week post c-section. Is it ok to go up and down stairs? We don't have a bathroom on the the first floor and I don't want to be stuck upstairs

I am one week post c-section. Is it ok to go up and down stairs? We don't have a bathroom on the the first floor and I don't want to be stuck upstairs

Yes: It is generally not harmful to walk up and down the stairs after surgery like a c-section. It may be painful, so try to limit the number of trips. You may find it less uncomfortable to walk down the stairs backwards as it may be less of a strain on your incision. Always have help close by when taking the stairs. ...Read more

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What is a c-section?

What is a c-section?

Abdominal delivery: A c-section is when an incision is made across the mother's skin and uterus in order to delivery the baby through the abdominal incision. ...Read more

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What happens during a c-section?

What happens during a c-section?

Good question: We make careful incisions through the different layers of the belly (skin, fat, muscle peritoneum, uterus) to get the baby and placenta out. Then we inspect the uterus, ovaries, tubes to make sure things look ok. We then carefully sew up the different layers again. Hope that is what you were looking for. ...Read more

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What happens during a c-section?

Baby!: You and your doctor will determine what delivery method is best based on your pregnancy. If a c-section is needed, you will go to the operating room. You will likely get a spinal which will make you numb. And then an incision is made above your pubic bone, and the baby is delivered through that incision. After the baby comes out, your doctor will sew you back together. ...Read more

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Having a 6th c section at age 38?

Having a 6th c section at age 38?

Congratulations!: Congratulations on at least your sixth child. Your OB surgeon will have his/her work "cut out" for them due to possible adhesions at the time of the Cesarean. I hope you have completed your family with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why would a woman need to have a c-section?

Why would a woman need to have a c-section?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why women have c-sections. Some of them include failure to dilate/progress in labor, the baby's inability to tolerate labor, non-cephalic presentation, placenta previa, HIV or active herpes, or a previous myomectomy. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that i'll need a c-section if I am petite?

Is it true that i'll need a c-section if I am petite?

No: Just because you are petite, it does not guarantee a c-section. Alot of factors determine whether or not a person has to have a c-section, including fetal position and size, prior c-sections and fetal distress. Small stature alone does not equal c-section. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a c section?

What kind of complications might happen from a c section?

C-Section: Wow this is a good question but the biggest complication is with bleeding. Infection bad scar formation, and the anesthetic risks. Sometimes you may even require a hysterectomy. You can have damage to internal organs that will require repair. Future risks deal with rupture of the uterus in the next labor, and placental complications in future pregnancies. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Planned c-section vs. Vbac, which to do?

Planned c-section vs. Vbac, which to do?

Depends: It depends on a number of factors which mode of delivery to choose after a previous c/section. First and foremost, the reason for the first c/section needs to be taken into account. Next, is the hospital equipped to allow for a safe VBAC. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your obstetrician. If you have your prenatal care in a "staff clinic", ask to talk to the attending physician. ...Read more

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How long would one bleed after c section?

How long would one bleed after c section?

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

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How can I care for my c-section incision?

Keep it dry: You shouldn't have to do much. One of the best things to do to help a cesarean scar heal well is to keep the area dry. That doesn't mean you can't shower, but pat the area dry with a towel. And if you have a belly that hangs over the scar, consider blowing a hair dryer on cool against your skin to keep the skin from getting too moist. ...Read more

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How soon after a C-section is oral sex ok?

How soon after a C-section is oral sex ok?

It's up to you: Female to male, any time. Male to female, depends mainly on how the female feels. Nothing from a c-section that would preclude oral sex. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby normal after a c section?

Can I have a baby normal after a c section?

Yes, but concerns: Vaginal birth after C-section = vbac, is often medically possible. After a c-section, the uterus has a scar from healing, that is the major concern. Even though the scar may not look bad before the uterus stretches, as your uterus expands for the growing fetus, the scarred area may become thin, with higher risk of tearing during contractions. Some hospitals decide that the legal risks are too high. ...Read more

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Will I need a c-section when I have herpes?

Will I need a c-section when I have herpes?

Possibly: If a patient has an active outbreak of herpes in the genital tract at or near delivery, a decision may be made to undergo a c-section to decrease the risk of transmission of the herpes virus from mother to baby. ...Read more