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Lifting after vaginal birth...

When shouldl I be able to lift normal amounts of things after giving birth vaginally?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i did

    Answer by SThompson21 at 4:27 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • I did. If you bleed a lot or have anemia, you want to be careful that you don't overdo things and make yourself dizzy - but if you just listen to you're body you will be fine. I wouldn't want to move furniture, but I have no trouble lifting my older kids (up to 40 lbs) after giving birth without any problems.

    But really: listen to your body. And just because you CAN take the garbage out doesn't mean you should. It's safe to lift things, but you still need lots of rest!

    Answer by Collinsky at 4:52 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

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