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Is it safe

I'm 8 days post pardum after having my son and i'm wondering if it's safe to vacuum
i've heard it's not and you cana hemmorage and all kinds of horrible stuff

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AustinsMommy306

Asked by AustinsMommy306 at 4:41 PM on Jan. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • RELAX. You just had a baby. The vacuuming will wait.

    If you were told to stay off your feet...do it. Been there done that with not listening to that bit of advice...it was NOT a good thing.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:43 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • i was movin around like nuthing happened 3 days after its all up to how u feel i just couldnt sit right for like 2 weeks
    honeyb690

    Answer by honeyb690 at 4:44 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • By the way..if it REALLY needs doing...that's admission to see the baby for your next visitor. When someone says, "Let me know what I can do," have a list of chores that you need assistance with for the next few weeks.

    Your role is not to be housekeeper and hostess now...you are to be waited on. **smile**
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:44 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • i vacuumed the day i came home from the hospital. i was fine. if you feel up to it, i'd say go ahead. i think it depends on each individual. i had easy deliveries and felt back to normal within a week.... so again i think it depends on the person. i know heavy lifting is said to cause possible hemmorage... so i wouldnt lift the vacuum. (but fyi, i lifted heavy things and i was fine) do what you feel like you can.
    DRM0329

    Answer by DRM0329 at 4:45 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • LOL I was also up and doing stuff like it was nothing. I couldn't stand laying around! HOWEVER, if you have a health risk, DON'T DO IT! :-) Ask the DH/SO to do it for you! :-)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • yea it just depends on u and how the labor went like mine as soon as the epidural kick in she was coming out so i didn't feel anything

    honeyb690

    Answer by honeyb690 at 4:49 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • go ahead and vacuum if you feel up to it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • listen to your body! if it hurts, stop! really, i didn't ask for household help until pregnant with twins, #3 and #4. too proud or embarrassed before that. Like pp, when people offer help...let them!

    Congrats on your baby!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

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