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Old 02-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #15
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Re: Big Mama's C-section (support)Stories/Tips for Recovery!!!

I was 236lbs when I had DS2 (a little less with DS1) and 5'3" and have had 2 c-sections. My tips are to get up and walk as soon as possible. Do what the nurses say - caugh with a pillow on your tummy and squeeze. Also keep gauze/pads on the incision afterwards and change often to prevent too much mostiure from getting in. And if it smells a little, that doesn't always mean an infection, could just be water getting in between the folds. Ask for extra of their big mesh undies and wear those babies! They are comfy. Take you pain meds as directed (no need to act like super woman and decline them imo). Have a recliner at home you can rest and maybe even sleep in as laying down flat is sometimes hard in the beginning (couldn't for 2.5wks with my 1st, but was fine laying down with me second).
Katie - WOHM to two boys and wife to a third boy.
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