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March 25th, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Hello!! I am intersted in getting some more advice on a c-section. I have never had a c-section but I have had 6 kids vaginally.I am very nervous. Please any advice or tips to help me recoer or anything I need to do before? Thanks!!
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March 25th, 2011, 09:33 PM
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I found out I was going to have a c-section about a month before it happened so that gave me some time to do research online about how long a typical recovery would be and normal restrictions. So I'd recommend doing that.

Here is a website I thought was a good resource: C-Section Recovery: practical tips for cesarean section recovery. The Mayo Clinic pregnancy book I had also had a really good chapter on c-sections.

I tried to follow the tips on recovery pretty closely. So I only used the stairs twice a day (once down in the morning and once up at night) for the first week and then after that took it really slowly. I didn't carry anything heavier than my baby for 3-4 weeks. I waited 4 weeks to drive. I would recommend purchasing a post-partum support belt something like this: Amazon.com: PostPartum Support Belt - Maternity: Clothing

It's important to brace your incision when you're getting up out of bed and when you laugh or sneeze for the first week or two. I also found it helpful to sleep with a body pillow against my incision at night for additional support.

If you're interested at all in reading about a fairly typical scheduled c-section procedure, I posted a birth story here: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f3...17-2010-a.html (Thomas James Jr. Birth Story - Nov. 17, 2010)

I really felt like knowing what the procedure was going to be like before I went in made me much less nervous.

Good luck to you!!!
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March 25th, 2011, 11:56 PM
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welcome to the board! I'm Emma (27), Mummy to Gaby (4.5) & Emersyn (9mo).

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March 27th, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Thanks Ladies!! I would like any advice you all could give me. Is there anything I should do before to prepare my body for it?
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