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Old Jun 24th, 2017, 14:05 PM   1
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Walking & Housework


I had a emergency section last time - 6 years ago. Got a planned section Friday just wondering how long it will be before I feel ready for walking - gentle to start with, housework etc - struggling to remember!



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2017, 19:46 PM   2
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I've had 3 sections, I was doing housework about 2 weeks after the first, a week after the second and the day I came home (day 4) after the third. I moved slowly but I was fine. My OH was a student so was unable to be at home.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2017, 00:04 AM   3
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That's good to hear I don't want to over do it but also do want to be doing things. Yes I'm the same OH will have to go to work!



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2017, 04:41 AM   4
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i was back to normal pretty much straight away after my last csec . Didn't ring the buzzer for midwife once . Was driving again at two weeks and going for walks from a week . Was my 2nd caeser and third baby so i was very confident .



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2017, 22:44 PM   5
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I started walking the day after coming home, so four days after CS. Started doing housework little bits that same week. I'm pretty much back to normal workload at 3 weeks, even steam cleaned the carpets today. Went for my first run today. Slow as molasses but I did it lol.



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 06:47 AM   6
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In the U.K. It's 6 weeks before driving, can you get a note from doctor to drive earlier though?



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 08:34 AM   7
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I walked from the hospital ward to the car on day 3, which involved two flights of stairs and was actually quite far away (the car was parked halfway up the car park) the following day we went out a walk with the dog and the pram, and the day after that we went to the town centre shopping and out for lunch. I couldn't hoover for a few weeks (I definitely milked it a bit!) and I couldn't do much bending, but walking was ok.



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 15:18 PM   8
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Gosh how can anyone wait a whole 6 weeks to get back to normal and drive again?? That seems way too cautious. I had no choice but to drive at day 5 PP with Emma, had to get the kids places. It was fine anyway, there was no pain or anything. Hurt more to sneeze than drive.



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 22:58 PM   9
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Ronnie the advice from my mw was as follows - if you ask a gp they will say 6 weeks but your insurance company may allow it earlier. However if your insurance company are okay with it and you have a crash, after speaking to a gp, you may not get a pay out because the gp advice is 6 weeks. If you only speak to thr insurance company and have an accident then they can't backtrack and withhold a claim for medical reasons as you never spoke to a gp. If that makes sense?

I was back to normal, shopping/driving/cleaning by 4 weeks and slowly built up to this. I felt mostly okay by 2 weeks but didn't drive or hoover until 3 weeks.



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2017, 00:25 AM   10
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Ronnie the advice from my mw was as follows - if you ask a gp they will say 6 weeks but your insurance company may allow it earlier. However if your insurance company are okay with it and you have a crash, after speaking to a gp, you may not get a pay out because the gp advice is 6 weeks. If you only speak to thr insurance company and have an accident then they can't backtrack and withhold a claim for medical reasons as you never spoke to a gp. If that makes sense?

I was back to normal, shopping/driving/cleaning by 4 weeks and slowly built up to this. I felt mostly okay by 2 weeks but didn't drive or hoover until 3 weeks.
Ok so speak to insurance company only first find out their policy once I'm ready?



 
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