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How long are you suppose to wait after giving birth to take a shower?

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Asked by nicole2002 at 10:48 PM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Health

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  • I don't remember waiting at all. Why would you need to wait?

    Answer by parajumper3 at 10:49 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Normally you can the same day unless there are complications or the doctor advices you not to. I took a shower the day after my c-section.

    Answer by Scuba at 10:49 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I had a c-section and I got a shower the next day.

    Answer by sta517 at 10:49 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I took one right away...had alll three vaginally.

    Answer by hill2 at 10:50 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • i took mine the next day, when i had permission to walk. I had an epidural so i was "bed bound" till the next morning.

    Answer by wife_mother1790 at 10:51 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • There is no wait. It's only recommended that you wait to take a bath or get in hot tub, basically sit in water.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:52 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I didn't have to wait. All I had in the hospital room was a shower. I think it was the next day.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 10:53 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • One of the best showers of my life take place after I have each of my little ones. Usually with in the hour!

    Answer by Melbornj at 10:54 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • ok thanks just wondering because i had my son on the 31st and i just came home last nite but i had to get stiches so i been doin the sitz baths and this is my first so i wasnt sure!!!

    Comment by nicole2002 (original poster) at 10:54 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • they told me to take a shower that day

    Answer by momofone725 at 10:54 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

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