I had an emergency c section 11 days ago and on friday the midwife advised me to get out and about for some fresh air. She said not to go for miles but just as far as i felt i could manage.
Well my nan lives about quarter of a mile away (all on the flat) so i decided to take a walk to her house with the pram.
By the time i got there i was in so much pain i had to call my mum to come and pick us up and put the pram in the back of the car because i couldnt physically walk home.
Now im terrified to go out of the house incase the same thing happens.
How long after a c.sec were you able to go out for a decent walk/go to the shops?
the day after i came out of the hospital i went to boots on a retail park because we needed smaller nappies - a 10 minute excursion absolutely killed me off!
just take it really slowly and dont worry what you look like (i was walking around looking like a waddling hunchback for a good 2 weeks!)
it does get easier i promise!
ive already went on a few shopping things and walked around for a while. although i make sure to take like lil breaks and like sit for a few mins because everytime ive been out its been for a few hours.
Im 8 weeks past and today was the 1st time ive went a long walk, and my tummy is sore. Not agony but just sore. They do say 3 months b4 u do exercise. Plus ur not supposed to push a pram for 6 weeks... I know we all do it but they dont recommend it for no reason. I no still when i tilt the pram to go up a kerb i feel it along my scar.
Take it easy hun, for the first week or so i found it hard, i could walk around asda but by the time i got to the end i would be in so much pain, but by about 3 weeks i could walk normally but obv still took it easy for a while x
It was a month and a half before I actually started feeling normal. I had the most horrible pain when walking for the first few weeks especially. I couldn't even get out of bed without the help of my DH. I ended up having a pocket of fluid behind my incision which contributed to most of my pain though. Eventually it burst and than felt MUCH better.
Im really worried now that i do to much but im on day 11 and i can walk around normally. I have vertually no pain and can walk around fine. I dont go mad and always have my partner with me. But i do push her pram, but dont lift it up curbs. I had no idea there where things i was not meant to do, i just assumed i could do what i wanted as long as i didnt hurt myself. Just go out to the end of your road to start with and then each day go further.
littleblonde- You are probably just one of those fortunate women that heals fast. I wouldn't worry. It seems like you are doing great and aren't over doing it. It is smart of you to always have your partner with you just in case.
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