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When can I start showering after having a c section?

Post op: Immediately. Many are offered showers there in their rooms when they can stand. ...Read more

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How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

Carefully.: After 3-6 weeks have passed from your cesarean section (and if ok with your doctor) you may start working out slowly with swimming, treadmill, or stationary bike. Don't overdo it, though - 30-45 minutes 4-5 times/week suffice. Depending on your prior habits, you may further increase this regimen back to your baseline within 3-6 months after the c-section. Avoid heavy lifting! ...Read more

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When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

6 weeks: Most surgeons suggest 6 weeks before exercising for any abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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When can I start to exersise after a cesarean?

When can I start to exersise after a cesarean?

Varies: You may walk immediately. Abdominal exercises should be delayed until 4 weeks after your surgery. ...Read more

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When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

By 3 rd wk: Most of the ob&gyn surgeons will allow to do progressive exercises by this time healing will be almost complete. ...Read more

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Can I use treadmill after c section?i am 3 weeks post c section.when can I start excercising?

Can I use treadmill after c section?i am 3 weeks post c section.when can I start excercising?

Slowly: You should be fine walking (not running) on the treadmill now. The important thing is that you avoid lifting or straining.If it hurts, stop. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When after a csection can I travel?

When after a csection can I travel?

C section : You should be able to travel after you acute post op phase is over and your are discharged home and you are able to be up and about ... There shouldn't be any contra-indications ... ...Read more

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When can I get pregnant after c section?

When can I get pregnant after c section?

Up to you: That's up to you. Most recommend spacing out your children for your own sanity and so you can enjoy the special time with each infant. 6--12 months is best to let your c section scar heal. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby normal after a c section?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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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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When can you drink soda after a c section ?

When can you drink soda after a c section ?

Better to wait: Carbonated beverages have a tendency to increase gas/bloating in the belly. Most people recovering from surgery, especially abdominal surgery, are better off waiting to consume these beverages while the intestines regain normal function. Gas/bloating in this case will worsen pain/discomfort. More information about your case in a consult may help better guide a personalized timeline. ...Read more

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How long after a c sectiin can I start moving around?

How long after a c sectiin can I start moving around?

Soon: In the hours after a csection, mothers are encouraged to get up and walk around. This prevents formation of dangerous blood clots and constipation. ...Read more

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When can I try to get pregnant again after a d & c procedure?

When can I try to get pregnant again after a d & c procedure?

After 1-2 nl cycles: It is usually considered that once you have had one or two normal menstrual cycles, conditions from that point on may be optimal for you to "try to get pregnant again". ...Read more

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Exercise after c-section when can I start?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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Exercise after c-section when can I start?

Ask your OB surgeon: The best person to ask what occurred in the or and what challenges a woman faces after surgery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It is always appropriate for a patient to ask to see the surgeon to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what was seen and what occurred can be gained and put in perspective. Plus advice about exercise, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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I had a c section exactly 2 weeks ago. When can I take a bath?

I had a c section exactly 2 weeks ago. When can I take a bath?

Surgical Wounds: Generally it is recommended not to submerge fresh wounds in water for 2-4 weeks, however it is generally ok to shower. I recommend you consult your the obstetrician who performed the procedure before taking a bath. ...Read more

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When can I expect to get my period after having a caesarian section?

When can I expect to get my period after having a caesarian section?

PERIODafter Csection: After any delivery bleeding (lochia) continues for several weeks gradually diminishing then stopping. If you are breast feeding then your periods can be delayed many months otherwise may occur in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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When can you workout after having a c- section?

When can you workout after having a c- section?

4-6 weeks out.: You may resume workout 4-6 weeks after a cesarean delivery, with progressively increasing intensity. Take it easy until 6 weeks out. ...Read more

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When can you exercise after cesarian delivery?

When can you exercise after cesarian delivery?

Light exercises: You could start in the second week , after 6 weeks go ahead. ...Read more

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After two c sections and a miscarriage a week ago, i found out i hv polycystic ovaries. Will it be difficult to conceive again? When can I try?

After two c sections and a miscarriage a week ago, i found out i hv polycystic ovaries. Will it be difficult to conceive again? When can I try?

See a doctor : You are young with three pregnancies so should have a good chance to conceive. However pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome may have an impact upon your health. Pcos can increase your risk for infertility, diabetes, weight gain, high blood pressure and some cancers. The good news is that it can be treated. Please see a reproductive endocrinologist for advice and treatment. ...Read more

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I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago when can i start a diet and exercise and is the squat exercise effect my caesarean ?

I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago when can i start a diet and exercise and is the squat exercise effect my caesarean  ?

About 6 weeks postop: As above, start slow and gradually build up an exercise routine. As always, consult with your OB with any specifics Best Wishes and hope your baby is doing well ...Read more