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When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...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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How exactly do women die from cesarean?

How exactly do women die from cesarean?

Several causes.: Very rare, but by blood loss (hemorrhage), infection, and pulmonary embolus. Other issues are a reaction to anesthetic! pregancy is usually very safe! ...Read more

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If I had a cesarean hyst was it an emergency?

If I had a cesarean hyst was it an emergency?

Yes: Typically cesarean-hysterectomy is an emergency procedure, usually due to excessive and uncontrollable bleeding during the c-section. ...Read more

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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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Why can't I drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Why can't I drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Pain: If you had to respond rapidly you might hesitate or be unable to do so as rapidly as necessary to prevent an accident because of a pain or pulling too soon after surgery. ...Read more

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HI can you delivery naturally after a cesarean?

Yes: It is possible to have a normal vaginal delivery after Caesarian Section. ...Read more

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What is the diet (clear?)after cesarean delivery?

What is the diet (clear?)after cesarean delivery?

Clear liquids: Surgeons often put patients on "clear liquids" after surgery until they are sure the GI tract is going to function properly. The diet consists of liquids, but no dairy products. It also includes popsicles and jello. ...Read more

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How long after a cesarean may i begin to work out?

How long after a cesarean may i begin to work out?

Usually about 6 wks: Check with your OB doctor for their specific instructions, but usually after abdominal surgery 6 weeks is a good time frame for wound healing before resuming any strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Why can you not drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Why can you not drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Pain medication: Usually patients are instructed to avoid driving until their no longer need pain medication. That way you are not driving while drugged. If your doctor instructed you to postpone longer you may want to clarify with your surgeon. ...Read more