How was your c-section/tubal recovery?

Hello! I am having a c-section in Sept. I would like to hear experiences with that. Also, I will be having my tubes tied at the same time. How was your experience with that? I also will have a four-year-old when this child is born; she was born naturally, but the delivery was horrible as we both almost died. How was recovery afterward? When did you go back to work and normal activities? Thanks so much

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I had both at same time best ever to have them both done at once

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The C Section was painful. But as long as you do what the doctors say, recovery is so much faster. I was off meds by the end of day 3 and able to do most things within 2 weeks, started work at 4 weeks after… it all depends but everything went smooth for me.

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I’ve had two! They aren’t bad. They numb you so you don’t feel anything. At least with me, they did. I think I was in the hospital 3 days for both. And resumed normal activities less than a month afterwards. But what I didn’t do, which I regret is not wear a tummy wrap/waist trainer! Because there will be loose skin there after they cut you! So after the surgery definitely wear some kind of waist trainer/tummy wrap so you can minimize the loose skin and kind of bounce back to pre pregnancy. Good luck!

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I had an emergency c-section ( 10pm) and had a tubal while I was open. They cut and cauterized and the next day I was moving furniture around my hospital room. Sometimes was uncomfortable but I also have a high tolerance for pain. The bleeding ( period) was worse after the c-section vs vaginal delivered for me anyway

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I’ve had 1 emergency csection with my first and it took about 10weeks to I started feeling normal again…but with my second I had a planned section and was up walking that evening and got discharged the next day I was 100% after and also had a toddler running around so was good experience for me however I’ve never tubes tied so can’t help on that aspect but I think if it’s all planned your more prepared and relaxed and makes it easier for recovery but that’s my opinion…good luck with everything :heart:

My last baby was a csection and tubal at the same time and within 2 days I felt great. I did alot of walking even though at first I thought my insides were going to fall out lol but honestly the more you walk the better it feels

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Motrin was my best friend but it was completely manageable from my standpoint. Some soreness when trying to get out of bed or out of a chair/couch but if I kept with the Mogrin I hardly noticed. Never had a vaginal delivery but I would glafdy opt for a c section again :woman_shrugging:

I had an emergency c section 7 days ago with my daughter, my son is four. I made the mistake of thinking I was ready to do more than capable. So even though you feel fine take it easy like they say. I still can’t pick up much wight without pain.

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Girl I won’t even lie. The csection itself didn’t hurt one damn bit, but after? Oh mama, I felt like a train hit me and left me leg less. The positive is I had my tubes tied (due to health reasons) at the same time after my csection so it wasn’t two recoveries. But when the nurse made me walk I wanted to cryyyyy. Second day wasn’t so bad, but walking long distances wasn’t gonna happen. And stairs? Almost brought me to my knees :weary::ok_hand:t2: but otherwise all considered I believe my recovery took about 3-6 weeks max? I went back to work in The middle of November had my c section at the end of September.

I had a c section and tubular on the 26th of July I had a week of down time but pretty much back to normal and I’m half way through week two. My baby was super small but thing went smoothly. But recovery went way better then my first child.

I’ve had 4 c-sections and a tubal with my last one. The more you walk the faster you will heal and will help with the swelling in your legs and feet. The scar shrinks in time and it only takes an extra 5 mins to do the tubal since your abdomen is already open. Congratulations on your blessing.

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Had one in december, wore a belly band, healed way faster than my first emergency c section , i will say my period is horrible since tubal, hoping it dies down soon

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See if the nurse will give you a binder to put around your lower abdomen, it helps tremendously with the post surgery pain. It is normal to be tender for a good several weeks after c-section, but it was a tolerable discomfort in my instance. Now 14 months after my c-section i just have some mild numbness around the scar is all

Eeekkk you women are so strong, I’ve only had vaginal deliveries and I am grateful because I don’t think I’d do well with being cut open… Way too scared

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You aren’t going to want to get up and walk around like they make you but make yourself do it. Its painful but the sooner you get up and moving the faster it heals. My 1st csection was emergency and i didn’t want to walk/move, it slowed recovery. 2nd csection, scheduled - went smooth & i was up walking around less than 12 hours later and was able to go home a day early. My tubes aren’t tied so cant help there. Good luck & congrats

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I had my third c section and my tubes removed during it. I had a 6 year old and 1 year old at home. (my youngest two are 13 months apart). It was the worst one out if all 3. The first few days I was in severe pain. It felt like the inside of my stomach was burning (I guess from coterizing them) and I definitely was on the table longer. My husband said he could smell the burning during it lol. But after a week the severness went away and then it was just the same recovery as the other two. I was able to walk around while taking breaks after the first week. Just really sore. Just definitely take your time recovering. Listen to your body when it needs a break and don’t push it at all. There is no prize for how fast you recover. And take the meds they prescribe you. At least for the first week. Good luck! In terms of working out it will take a few months for the soreness to go away. I did a plank like two months after and it was sore but doable. Depends on your pain tolerance too lol

I had both. The one where I got my tubes tied with my section felt no different than the other c sections. My C sections were much less painful than my one vaginal delivery. It was not a typical vaginal delivery though; they used forceps and I had a 5th degree laceration. An hour of surgery to repair it. It was due to a VBAC that shouldn’t have been done.

I was up walking the same day it will hurt to cough and you will be sore for about 6 weeks but I went back to work 2 weeks after mine . I guess it really depends on how well you handle pain

Didnt bother me at after about the second day.