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How Long should you wait to take a bath after a c-section?

I had my baby on Thanksgiving day and I was wondering if it was safe to take a bath yet? I'm a bath person and I really miss my bath. My staples have been out for a week and a half now and my incision seems to be healing well. I forgot to ask my dr and nurses at the hospital and it wasn't covered in my at home care instructions.

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wonderer16

Asked by wonderer16 at 11:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • yeah it is safe just dont scrub at it or wip it really hard and u will be ok
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • I asked my doc, and they recommended waiting until I passed my 6 weeks appointment. Better to be safe than risk an infection. I missed my baths, too! =)
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:29 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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