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Anyone find the recovery time of your vaginal birth w/ epidural much more hard than your recovery for your c section

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Health

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  • I believe that's the other way around..

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 7:18 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • wasnt for me! thats why im asking if anyone had the same experience

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:18 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Are you sure that's what it's from? You may have something else going on. What makes you think your ailment is from an epidural or vag delivery? Just curious.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 7:21 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Does your back hurt?

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 7:26 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I had two vaginal deliveries.. & they were long hard terrible labors. I was also induced so Im sure thats why they didnt go so great and lasted extremely long.. also had issues from my epidural that caused my recoovery time to be much more drawn out. I am comparing those two to my Csection that i had.. which, for me, was a lot easier to get over than my actual births.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:26 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I watched my older sister go through a lot more than I did with her c-section, than I did with my vaginal birth. I guess some women don't know that your vagina still dialates even when you are going to have a c-section.
    So I look at it like you just have two things to work on instead of one.

    Answer by idaspida at 7:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Not at all, but I had general anesthesia.


    Answer by older at 8:07 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I never had a c-section, but I was induced, had an epidural, and a vaginal birth, even tore and received stitches. I was in labor for a total of 9 hours, and pushed for 45 minutes. I went home from the hospital in my jeans, was walking up stairs with little discomfort in about a week, and was fully up and moving around with no pain at all in about 2 weeks. I guess everyone's body just reacts differently to different situations. I can't complain at all about my labor or the recovery process.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 9:49 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I didn't skip a beat after my two with epidurals. As soon as I got home, it was business as usual. I had little to no pain and took no medication whatsoever. I had stitches both times and recovered quickly. Every delivery is different and your body changes with age and pregnancy. You just never know how your parts will react after the stress of birth.

    Answer by khedy at 10:38 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I would think having a c-section would be a harder recovery. Then I havent had one so I guess I wouldnt no.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:44 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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