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i had a c-section last thursday. and i just wanted to know is it common that when i cough, sneeze, or laugh my stomach hurts and tightens up. its really painful; i hate when i have to do any of those 3 things.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Health

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  • Yes. You need to get a pillow and hold it firmly on the incision for support when you sneeze or cough.

    There is a six week recovery following a c-section. You will be able to do almost everything you could before surgery at 4 weeks post partum. But you will not be able to lift anything or feel completely like yourself until 6 weeks PP.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:34 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Yes it is normal.

    Eventually it won't hurt, it just always feels wierd.

    It stinks but you can do it... :)

    Good luck!!! Congratulations.
    KFree907

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:04 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Yes its normal.. It hurts for a little bit. With my first I came out of the hospital w/ a cold & it was horrible to cough.. Hold a pillow (like hug it) when you have to do any of those things.. It helps a little.... It will get better...
    halleyquinn

    Answer by halleyquinn at 10:06 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • It's normal. Try holding a pillow when you sneeze or cough it helps it to not hurt as much.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Normal,, but should subside in a week or two! It took me 2 weeks!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 10:07 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • yes
    mirit.rose

    Answer by mirit.rose at 10:31 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

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