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July 18th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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*lurking c-section and twin Mama, just didn't have the c-section with the twins*

Originally Posted by soccermamatomany View Post
My tip is to get up as soon as they want you to and walk. That really helped with recovery. Take your pain meds on a schedule, even if you don't think you need them, for the first week. After that I pretty much didn't need anything.
I second this advice! The first time I got out of bed was horrific, but each time got better and better...have someone help you and take it slow. Also, taking a shower seemed impossible, but do it as soon as you'll feel SO much better.

If they offer you stool softeners, take them until you know that things are working. When you have to cough or sneeze, hold a pillow tightly over your incision, otherwise it feels like your insides might fall out.

Finally, congrats on baking such big, healthy babies! You should be super-proud!!

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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