Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

C-Section..

How long after having a c-section and having staples were you able to get up and move around on your own without feeling pain or tugging?

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Feb. 14, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (12)
  • i think it took me about 2 months... the pain and numbness didnt go away for like a yr!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • I had one... I felt fine once i was out of the hospital... i didnt even take any pain medication once i left the hospital... but i still had slight little pains for a little while maybe like a week or two...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • 5 weeks, but still had twinges of occasional pain for up to 4 months. I've had 3 c-sections. My numbness and pins and needles sensation never went away.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:50 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • I guess I was lucky, I had 2 c-sections and after both I was up and around and feeling fine within 2 weeks.
    mauspond

    Answer by mauspond at 9:51 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • Within a week or two. As odd as it sounds, getting up and moving throughout every day helps you heal faster. If you stay sedentary all the time, then you'll heal much slower. Just use your common sense when getting up and about. If you feel too tired or like you shoudl stop, then rest! It also helps to keep a maxi pad along your incision line. It kept mine dry and padded!
    katzmeow726

    Answer by katzmeow726 at 9:56 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • my doctor used staples on my second c-section, but since I had another baby at home (19 months) I had to move as soon as I got home (my mom was taking care of her and so she wouldn't cry she let her do whatever she wanted....so , she didn't got a bath in 3 days cuz my daughter didn't want to, lol) it hurted for at least 4 weeks, but honestly, the more you move, the sooner it will go away.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • 3 weeks or so but it still hurt in certain positions & movements
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 10:29 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • mine was 3 months or more, but then again my incision ruptured and I had to pack it with gauze for over a month, that is the most horrible thing on earth.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 10:38 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • I had staples and stitches.
    It took me 2 months, but I was out riding bikes with my friend about 2 weeks after I had him. ;D
    I'm a tough one.
    Kaiithegreat

    Answer by Kaiithegreat at 11:03 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • About a month before I could move normally. But I was up and around within a few days, just moving carefully.
    tyrelsmom

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 11:22 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN