Recovery after your c-sec

Rebecca - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Did anyone else have a long recovery after their surgery? I had mine in Oct 2008 and still have soreness in my stomach. I'd love people's input.

Becca

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Rebecca - posted on 01/16/2010

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I can sympathize Jackie, I had a really hard time after my c-sec as I was the only women among my mom and sisters to have one and felt much like a failure. Unfortunately I didn't get any support from the doctors or support people I spoke to. Luckily my hubby stayed beside me and supported me (or at least didn't kill me off, haha - I probably would have if I were him at the time) .

I was quite sore for a long time - it took me about two weeks to be able to walk upright again and it was about 11 weeks before I was healed enough to be intimate with my husband.

Now after 15 months the area above my incision is still numb and I do get pain when the area is pushed on. I had a bit of a special factor as I am allergic to petroleum and we determined that the area had swollen up around the stitches since I was allergic to them.

Jackie - posted on 01/13/2010

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You're quite lucky that yours healed so quickly! I'm not meaning that mine is still really painful, but it does hurt from time to time. My doctor said that its possible for some nerve endings to never heal, so maybe thats why. I think I also pushed myself too much after I got home from the hospital. My boyfriend had to go back to work after 5 days, and I had to manage doing everything by myself. I'm crossing my fingers that one day, sooner than later, the soreness goes away!

Ashley - posted on 01/12/2010

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it took about 2.5-3 months to fully recover.. I started getting pain and lumps inside my stomach around the incision, doctor told me it was from not moving around enough(well cause who really wants to be going crazy after having major abdominal surgery right?? lol) so i started going for daily walks with my little guy, and the problem was gone. I think my recovery was rather smooth and it was because i stayed active!!! :)
I also didnt want to have a c-section but after being induced at 41 weeks, pushing for 2.5 hours..having him turned the wrong way, and forceps not working because he wouldnt come down any further..it was our only option :( oh well he is here, happy and very healthy, so thats all that matters :)
Your tummy should, or I hope it starts to feel better soon, cause in no time your little one is gonna be rolling all over the place and your gonna be one busy lady!! :)
Good luck

Jackie - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had mine June 2009, and I am still finding it tough some days. My incision was also infected, so that didn't help with the recovery, only made the process longer.

I wasn't wanting a c-section, in fact that was the last thing I wanted ... but with my labour being very complicated and the possibility of my child not getting enough oxygen, I gave in to getting the c-section. My son was born healthy thankfully and thats all that matters :)

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