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Old 12-31-2013, 04:32 AM   #21
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Re: Two story house

My doctors all said no stairs. I couldn't have done them if I had wanted to with my first. I couldn't even get out of bed unassisted. I slept sitting up or I would have to wait until someone came to visit or my husband came home from work. I was in excruciating pain and only given otc pain meds. Each subsequent
c-section was progressively less painful.

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Old 12-31-2013, 05:16 AM   #22
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Re: Two story house

I think I remember a friend saying that she was limited on her up and down the stairs movement in their rental 2 story house.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:20 PM   #23
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I had no issues going up and down stairs. I was pretty mobile after I left the hospital. I just couldn't lift anything really.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:31 PM   #24
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Mine said no stairs during the first two weeks and then limited after that. We live in a one-story house so it wasn't a problem. But I wouldn't have been able to climb because of excessive water retention. I could barely lift my legs. I had an emergency cesarean, though.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:59 PM   #25
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I had my c/s 4 days ago and came home yesterday. We have four steps coming into the house and it wasn't that bad at all. Barely hurt. It depends on the person I think.
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I was in a two storey house with my first. I skippedthe stairs the first day home (4 days post surgery) but then couldn't stand being downstairs so just walked like a toddler going up which helped

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:02 AM   #27
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I have a high pain tolerance (except for pregnancy related back pain and pubic symphysis pain which is 1000x worse this 2nd pregnancy). But seriously, my contractions which lasted over 24 hours never hurt and I only asked for the epidural because I was afraid it would be too late and they would say no if I waited longer.

I recovered fine - up and down the stairs was a breeze though my MIL kept yelling at me to stop. I was never told by my dr that stairs or driving wasn't allowed for 2 weeks.

I did warn DH that recovery could be different this time. I think he thinks I'll bounce back absolutely fine again but I warned him just in case to be prepare if I need more help from him.
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I live in a 4-level split so stairs are impossible to avoid. I had an emergency c-section with uterine rupture last Wednesday (so my inner incision is now like an upside-down T and all that had to be sewn up), have been home since Sunday afternoon doing stairs every day. Stopped all narcotic pain meds on Monday evening and my pain is barely noticeable anymore. I think moving around more actually helps (that was my experience with my last section also which was almost an emergency too). Hope your recovery goes super well!
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Re: Two story house

I had to do stairs after my c-section. We didn't have stairs at home (well, there were three steps up into the apartment) but at the hospital there were about 6 steps to get to the door that was closest to the NICU elevators, so starting the day after discharge, I was doing those stairs every day, but just taking it very, very slowly.
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Re: Two story house

I have a 2 story with the Master upstairs & children's rooms downstairs. We had a baby room decorated downstairs with 2 cribs as well as a pack n play and fully stocked mini fridge upstairs. That way I could easily spend long periods of time on either level depending on how I felt. I recall needing help to get in and out of our bed for 2-3 days and not wanting to carry either baby (twins) up or down the stairs with me the first couple days. But, I did do the stairs several times a day without any problem. The girls slept in their pack n play in our room for the first 5 months & napped downstairs.

This next time around I plan on having the same set up (crib & mini fridge in our room upstairs & the new baby's room ready downstairs). I'll also have a pack n play in our predominate family room. I hope to recover easier/faster the second time around, but will be prepared to be comfortable through a more difficult recovery as well.
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