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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!!
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.
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.