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Lifting after having a baby

i had my daughter 12 days ago. and today i had to go groccery shopping and had to lift some heavy items such as cases of water bottles and pet food. now my stomach area is pretty sore when i move, like a few inches from my belly button. i know i shouldnt have been lifting and wont do it again until i heal but could i have hurt myself? or will this pain just go away on its own? its not severe or anything. and im not bleeding or anything either. thanks!

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xunlucxyx0

Asked by xunlucxyx0 at 8:07 AM on May. 15, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • did you have a c-section? If you did you should not lift anything more than your baby. You could pull you stitches.
    myangel21

    Answer by myangel21 at 8:59 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • no i had a vaginal delivery
    xunlucxyx0

    Comment by xunlucxyx0 (original poster) at 9:44 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • If it was a normal vaginal birth, I wouldn't worry much. With my first, I had to bring my daughter home myself since LP was out of state for work until she was 2 1/2 months old. I had to do it all myself, and while I could tell when I had overexerted myself, I was okay. Try to limit your lifting as much as you can, but well, life has to continue.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:56 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • be carefull
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 3:29 PM on May. 15, 2011

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