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after c section Crystallight 2 kids; 1065 posts
29th Mar '13

the drs say stay off your feet a month is that possible last time i had one i was up after i had her i had no help

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
29th Mar '13

You don't stay off your feet- you're supposed to walk and move around as much as possible. You don't want blood clots or pneumonia.

No working out or heavy lifting for a month to 6 weeks though.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6800 posts
29th Mar '13

:?: A month? They make you get up in the hospital a few hrs later to WALK. Walking is good, its helps you heal.

Crystallight 2 kids; 1065 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting t beanz +2:" You don't stay off your feet- you're supposed to walk and move around as much as possible. You don't want blood clots or pneumonia. No working out or heavy lifting for a month to 6 weeks though."



so no dancing

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
29th Mar '13

You are suppose to be up and about doing normal things... just don't lift anything heavier than baby and don't do anything too physical. And be sure to rest when you can of course.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
29th Mar '13

yeah you gotta try to walk to get the blood flowing and all that.

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting crystalgayle2011:" so no dancing"


lol you can dance if you want i guess. I didn't feel like dancing after I had mine.

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28608 posts
status 29th Mar '13

Get on your feet as soon as possible. Like the day you have the C-section. You do not want blood clots and risk dying. Just don't lift anything more than 25 pounds.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
29th Mar '13

Never heard a doctor say that. Weird.



Speaking from 3 experienced c sections. The day of the c section (morning or night) I usually don't do much moving since they leave the catheriter (sp?) in, but once they take it out then I try to walk a little even if it's to go the potty. Usually, a little more if I had taken a pain pill I do a little more walking.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting crystalgayle2011:" so no dancing"


The pole will still be there in 6 weeks............ :lol: j/k

No really though... I'd start off slow. Walking is good in the beginning. I did a lot of walking after my c-sections.

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting linsα:" Get on your feet as soon as possible. Like the day you have the C-section. You do not want blood clots and risk dying. Just don't lift anything more than 25 pounds. "


I was told ten pounds?

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28608 posts
status 29th Mar '13
Quoting j.a.c:" I was told ten pounds?"



If I couldn't pick up more than ten pounds then I wouldn't of been able to lift my son lol.

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
29th Mar '13

No way, a month..... I was off my feet for a week and got blood clots in my lungs. Get up and going asap.

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting linsα:" If I couldn't pick up more than ten pounds then I wouldn't of been able to lift my son lol. "


Oh i mean that's just what I was told and always thought no more than 10 lbs lol. 8)

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting j.a.c:" I was told ten pounds?"



what if your baby is 11 lbs? :D