Each recovery is different, just like each person is different. I've had 2 c-sections. With my first, I was in the hospital for about 3 days. At 6 days postpartum, we went to Walmart. I was tired, but still made it through the whole store. I was able to wash by myself completely at about a week and a half. With my second, I could still barely move at a week postpartum. By 3 weeks, I was still in a lot of pain and still couldn't wash the lower half of my body and still needed help getting to a sitting position in my bed. It's going to depend on your body. But, don't worry yourself too much over it just yet. When it happens, just take it one day at a time. Don't try to push yourself to far to soon or it'll take you longer to recover. One of the rougher parts about it, is that it is abdominal surgery. So, it tends to be sore when you cough or laugh.
at 6:15 PM on Apr. 7, 2011