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June 15th, 2013, 04:25 AM
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We put in a pool and hot tub last summer. I am currently drooling watching the kiddos in it

My doc gave discharge instructions of nothing in the vagina and no baths (tub or hot tub) for 6 weeks. I am OK with the nothing in there as DH has not yet gone for the snip. However, I really would like the hot tub (not super hot) as soon as the bleeding stops. I have a pretty normal birth - so no special circumstances why I cannot go into a bath. They only said something about a risk of infection. Anyone get similar instructions? Did you listen (I was also told not to drive for 2 week, I waited until day 5).
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June 15th, 2013, 04:55 AM
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I was told nothing in there and no baths for 4 weeks (my doc does PP appts at 4 weeks instead of 6), but no one said no driving.
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June 15th, 2013, 05:43 AM
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I was not told anything about no driving or no baths. I was told not to lift anything over 10lbs but I think that had more to do with me having my tubal than anything else.
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June 15th, 2013, 06:11 AM
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Wow I was told no driving, sex, hot baths or lifting anything heavier than the baby for 6 weeks (till my pp appointment). But I've also had c-sections so not sure if that has to do with the longer wait.
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June 15th, 2013, 06:58 AM
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I've taken several baths since Paysons birth. The day she was born I took a special herbal bath that aids in healing which I really do think helped a lot. I plan on waiting until 4th of July to swim. She will be about 5 weeks old then.
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June 15th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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Wow the day after DD was born my Dr encouraged me to take a bath in the tub with jets and I had two stitches.
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June 15th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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I was told no baths, no sex, no tampons, and no lifting anything heavier than the baby for 6 weeks. And I had an uncomplicated birth with no tearing or anything.
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June 15th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Just another legal clause for the Drs, just in case something could happen, their butts are covered.
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June 15th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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My discharge instructions for the C-section were stairs only 2x a day (try to limit as much as possible) for 2 weeks, no driving for 2 weeks, no baths or pool for 4 weeks, lift nothing heavier than your baby for 2 weeks and no sex or tampons for 6 weeks.
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June 15th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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I was also told no driving or lifting anything heavier than baby. I was told no douching or tampons but baths are fine. It's kind of funny to see how different discharge instructions can be.
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June 15th, 2013, 02:06 PM
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no driving for 14 days
nothing in the hooha for 6 weeks
they said no baths but the ppwk from the hospital said i could
honestly if i took a bath now i would be floating around with blood and muck so right now i'd pass on that
i would say if you are done bleeding and are healed down there, go for it
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June 15th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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I never follow the instructions....not for sex, baths, activity or tampons.

I figure Ill just follow the cues my body gives me and that seems to work out so far.

But that is just me. I think I'm pretty hearty.
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June 15th, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Wow I drove home from the hospital with David. I really had no other choice.
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June 15th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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What? I never knew you couldn't have a bath?!

I am going to be out to camp all summer and I never would have thought not to go swimming in the lake pp. I will be asking my doc about this, thanks for the heads up!
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