Advice on recovering from a c-section?

I’m an FTM and had an unplanned c section on the 5th. It is hard for me to get out of bed atm. What are some tips? I walk when I can, and I know it does help. TIA

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Hold a pillow to your stomach. When you get up. Helped me

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Spanx! And I never took the pain meds. I was back to normal in 4 days.

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Pull your knees closer up and roll to your side. Make sure you’re up and moving around lots

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Roll, pillows against your stomach when you cough or sneeze, and rest. Walk every hour for at least 5 min

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Tylenol and ibuprofen every 6 hours if you don’t have any pain killers. Heat pack, walking when you can it just moving around. Just take it easy.

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Bassinet helped me at night, didn’t have to walk far also, have feeding supplies on night stand

Time. I was ok week one, more sore week two, came good week three and week four I got medical sign off. Some people came off drugs straight away but I needed them. Week two when more sore was when I was reducing them. It probably helped me realize when I was trying to do too much.

Post partum belt/band will help a lot…dont use stomach muscles…pull with ur arms

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I slept on the couch with pillows behind my back so I could get up easier for a month until I could get out of bed. Baby slept beside me in a swing. Worked well for me, good luck!

Rest when you need to!!! Log roll when you get up, don’t injure yourself, and ask for help when you need it

Have your doctor get you a binder!

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Patience for one, we all heal at different rates. But definitely a belly belt, or something along those lines. And take your time with the transition from laying, to sitting, to standing.

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Keep up on meds helps a ton

The old girdle underwear was what I was told 12 years ago. I’m sure there is updated things now!! Anything tight to keep your stomach from unnecessary jiggling!

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Walk walk walk. Move move move. The more you do both the faster you’ll heal. Inwas up and walking 6 hours after mine. Had to get to the nicu and the only way there was walk or if someone pushed you in a chair I didn’t have anyone to push me and it hurt more to push myself than just walk. I also stopped my pain meds completely the next morning, I didn’t like or trust what they were giving me. I’d walk to and from the nicu constantly, was discharged 48 hours later and went to a Ronald Mcdonald House near by the hospital and I’d walk the 1.5 mile there and back every morning and night because I couldn’t afford the shuttle.

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Use something to pull yourself up with your upper body, try not to use your stomach muscles.

I slept on a recliner for first few weeks after each c section. Also, the more you get up and move around will help tremendously. Congratulations on your new baby

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I never took off that elastic belt thing they gave me unless I was showering. (Great for helping get ur figure back too, I wore mine for the first 2 months) But once every evening i’d wipe my incision down with alcohol and let it breath for about an hour, as I was just resting in bed not up. I just took it very easy and used my stomach muscles as little as possible till I felt comfortable. I was so scared to move…:rofl::joy: lol
But it just takes time, don’t push toooo hard and go at ur own pace!
Good luck momma!:blush:

Don’t get up to quickly. Take some pain relievers like Aleve, Advil etc. Don’t do too much. Just relax with baby.
I had an unplanned c section and went through this. My Dr actually yelled at me bc I was doing too much. You’ll be fine just rest relax and snuggle. It takes time.