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August 29th, 2011, 05:26 AM
MustangTania's Avatar "Hope"
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I'm having my second section in a month. Can anyone tell me how soon after you started just walking? I know aerobic exercise is okay after 6-8 weeks, but how about going for a walk? Thanks!

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August 29th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Right away. They even encouraged me to walk the halls in the hospital. They told me "take the baby and push your baby once around the halls - if you can twice a day". It helps the healing process as far as I understand. Just don't overdo it. Short distances are good. Good luck w/ your C-section next month. How exciting!
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August 29th, 2011, 10:41 AM
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I was encouraged to walk in the hospital. My OB sent me home with instructions to walk around my neighborhood at least once a day with the baby.

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August 29th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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September 5th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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They had me walking the very next day. They wanted me to walk a lot. The water dispenser thing was at the very end of the hall and I walked to it probably 10 times a day, back and forth. They told me not to overdo it, but they encouraged walking.
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September 5th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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They had me out of bed and walking around my room and the L&D floor as soon as my spinal block wore off. If I wanted a drink or anything from the family kitchen I had to get it myself or get DH or a guest to get it because the nurses wouldn't.

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September 10th, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Light walking is fine right away. Longer/faster paced walking is a different story. Make sure to listen to your body!
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