You'll need to check w/ your doc on specifics for your health and situation, but generally they want you to wait at least a couple of weeks so that you don't bust open your sutures or anything. It might be hard to wait, but it will be worse if you damage yourself and extend your recovery that much longer.
I had a just-turned-2 toddler when I had my 2nd baby, so I know it's tough to not pick them up, but make sure to follow your post-op recommendations so you have a speedy recovery!
at 7:49 AM on Apr. 26, 2011