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After cesarean swelling?!!! Tracy Spear 1 child; Levittown, New York 36 posts
22nd Jan '13

Hello ladies! I had my daughter 4 nights ago via C-section. this is my first night home. I have terrible swelling in my calves, ankles and feet. Since being home, I have rested a lot, my boyfriend's mother propped my feet up in a recliner, took a nap, my boyfriend propped me up in bed and woke up to let him sleep so I took our daughter out of our room and a holding her in her room and my feet hurt so bad! how long does it take to heal, and is it ok if I am on them to take care of my baby?

Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 2035 posts
22nd Jan '13

My doctor gave me some water pills and it cleared up in less than a week

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
22nd Jan '13

Have you been wearing those uncomfortable stockings they have you? And how active (by active I mean, walking and moving about despite the probable pain) have you been?

Tracy Spear 1 child; Levittown, New York 36 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Bettinas:" Have you been wearing those uncomfortable stockings they have you? And how active (by active I mean, walking and moving about despite the probable pain) have you been?"

I just came home earlier today my dr said it was normal to swell. he didn't say anything about stockings. but I have been walking when take my pain killers. I just walked around with the baby a little to put her to sleep.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
22nd Jan '13

I was given the stockings they put on you when you're confined to bed in hospital and told to wear them for 6 weeks. I think I made it to 5 :lol:




You sound like you're probably fine but if it gets worse, I would call your OB just in case :)



Just stay a little active like you're doing because it makes the healing process easier. I found that I was trying to make excuses to stand or sit on a seat because getting up from a reclined position was horrible :lol: