I had a scheduled c-section as well. Let me know if you have more questions about it. I think they took my catheter out the day after my c-section. Pretty much, once you can get up to go to the bathroom. They want you to walk in 24 hours. They will help you with this. It sucks. I was really dizzy. Once you can walk on your own, make sure you do a few laps a day around the maternity ward. You need to keep the blood moving in your legs. Also, make sure you take the stool softeners they give you. I had pretty normal bowel movements at the hospital, but once I got home it was a different story. I didn't go for a few days and then when I did, it was seriously one of the most painful things ever. Way worse than anything that happened to me in the hospital. I showered either one or two days after my surgery I think. They will try to keep you clean down there before then. It is a little awkward, but they do it everyday.
at 12:32 PM on Dec. 3, 2009