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    Default Healing from a csection?

    Any tips?
    The nausea has dissipated, but it still get woozy trying to sit up. I haven't been through this before and didn't know if there were any tips to help.
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    No advice. Just wanted to offer a hug. I hope you feel better soon.
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    I don't have any advice either, but I know a couple of the ladies here have had a C-section done, and I'm sure thy will chime in with some advice.
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    I have had 2 sections. My best advice is to take it easy. Day 2 is the worst always. But when you do stand up to go to the bathroom. Make sure you sit on the edge of the bed first for a minute so that you can gather your bearings. Otherwise you will get super dizzy. Then Get up and try to stand up as straight as possible. I know it will hurt but it's the best thing for you. Definitely take your pain meds when you need them it will help you to get up and walking which will also help with recovery. But don't over due it other wise you will do more harm than help. Just go with what your body tells you. Everyone is different and heals different. But recovery isn't that bad so you will be up and moving in no time. So for now relax and enjoy that beautiful baby girl!
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    I've had two as well. Definitely use a pillow they give you when you cough, sneeze, etc. to press into your incision as you do. The extra support is really helpful. Also, as soon as you can take walks up and down the corridors. I used the baby bed on wheels as a support.

    I also asked the nurse for a tummy binder thing last time that the hospital provided and she helped strap me in. Having the extra support for the abs was awesome.

    Oh, and one of my nurses rigged this awesome contraption for me: slice the end of a diaper open, fill with ice, tape closed. The natural curve of the diaper forms to your belly shape, and the chemicals inside absorb the ice as it melts. I wore yoga pants the entire time in the hospital after I could shower, so those hold the diaper in.

    And stay on top of your pain meds!!! Set a timer if you have to.
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    I was wondering about yoga pants. They found like it would be comfortable, but I wasn't sure if it would irritate the incision? I get the catheter out soon and am looking forward to showering and pants!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elleon17 View Post
    I was wondering about yoga pants. They found like it would be comfortable, but I wasn't sure if it would irritate the incision? I get the catheter out soon and am looking forward to showering and pants!
    The turned over band actually felt nice for me. And it held the ice. LOL I also liked that the mesh panties were more secure, too. The gowns just annoy the crap out of me. My "uniform": nursing tank, yoga pants, men's button up shirt.
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    I also have no experience but wanted to offer a huge
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    My sister wore her high panel maternity pants to help, I hope u feel better soo. *hugs*
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    I know with heart surgeries they say a pillow over the incision sight while actively trying to sit up helps a lot, so maybe a bit of reverse pressure?





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