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How long did it take you to recover?

What helped you heal faster? & how many c sections have you had?

by on Jan. 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I have had 2 csections.. my last one was in November.  After about 2 weeks I felt pretty good and not much pain anymore.  Make sure you clean it often and follow the directions the hospital gives you... don't want an infection! Move around alot but don't over do it.

by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 1:45 AM
I have had 1. It took me a little longer to heal cause I didn't rest much and I was running back and forth to the hospital to spend time with my twins when they were in the nicu. I noticed once I did start resting and taking help I felt better.
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by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 1:47 AM
I've had 2...I feel it was a longer healing period with my 2nd cause I got my tubes tied then
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by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 1:49 AM
1 csection 5 days to heal first couple i used a pillow for the pain or coughing but i wad careful. just pushed through all of it cause i wanted to get on with my life and tend to my kids
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by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

the first time it took so long. I didnt get up to walk until 3 days post csection. the second time i was determined to heal faster. I walked when i was first allowed to, which was 12 hours post csection. from then on things got better. I was able to walk, able to do alot of things as opposed to my first

by New Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM

1 c  section  and it took me  3  months to  heal   mine got  infected  so it took  longer to  heal 

by New Member on Apr. 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM
1 c section. The incision was better after two weeks but the pain held on longer probably 3 weeks. Every week it got a little better. Four months later my stomach (not the incision) is still sore when it gets bumped. Walking is key to healing.
by Member on Apr. 16, 2015 at 8:09 PM
I had 7 c-sections. I heal rapidly, both internally and externally. I really don't do anything special. I am up and moving with staples, no big issue for me. But everyone is different.
by New Member on May. 4, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Took me almost six months to recover for mine. I was put to sleep for an emergency c section. after a few weeks i developed a necrosis infection which they waited to remove until it was down to my organs. Had to unpack and pack it once daily then moved to twice daily. My experience with a c section was awful. I rested a lot. But did get up to take care of my daughter and do some cleaning. Mild excercsing does help with healing and  of course sleep (: i still get pain where my incision and infection incisions are.

by on Sep. 17, 2015 at 11:24 PM

I only had 1 csection, but walking, walking, and then more walking helped a lot with the healing.  Plus, it was a nice activity to do with new baby :).

ETA: My pain was pretty much gone by 1.5-2 weeks, and I think I was completely back to normal by about 6 weeks.

ETAA: Don't touch your scar at all, and don't touch around the scar.  when you shower let the water run over it well, I would soap up the higher part of stomach and the soapy water ran over it a little.  Keep anything in contact with the incision clean until you know it looks pretty sealed on the outside.

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