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    Default how long till you drove after a cesarean??

    i got told i have to wait 6 weeks till i can drive after having my cesarean
    i am going stir crazy being at home all day just me and the bub

    How long did you wait before you drove??

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    DD1 - 3 Weeks, DD2 - 2 weeks.

    I'm told that it's actually an insurance thing more than anything, apparently you're not covered if you have an accident and damage is done to the wound?
    So I just got a driving clearance from my doctor when 'I' felt like that I could drive without being in pain.
    Maybe drive around the block and see how it feels? Slam the breaks a few times and if you can do that without pain or trouble then I don't see why you can't drive?

    Nobody told me I had to wait 6 weeks with my second, when I went to the doctor for a driving clearance after 2 weeks my doctor blinked at me and said "why do you need one of those for? you can drive" lol

    I very much would go with how you're feeling. DP went back to work after 2 weeks after DD2 was born so it was important I could drive myself around if need be.

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    6 weeks after my emergency c-section.

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    3.5 weeks and could have driven sooner. I had to get myself and DS back to the country from hospital and was not waiting for someone to be able to drive us! Plus I felt fine.
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    I had an emergency ceaser with DS1 and an elective ceaser with DS2 and doc said I could drive as soon as I wanted with both of them.

    He said it was more about how comfortable I felt (like when you need to twist around to look in your blind spot).

    So after DP when to work (after 2 weeks) I was driving!

    You can always check with your car insurance company to find out what they say about it.
    Me - 40 Him - 42
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    For the night is dark....and full of terrors.

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    2.5weeks. I called the hospital and they said if I could stamp my feet and it wasn't painful and if I could turn each way without pain I would be ok to drive.

    You need to consider that and also if you are on any pain meds that could affect your ability to drive.

    I called my insurer and they said that as long as the DR said Ok then your fine.

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    I drove about 8 days after. My ob said it was more the hassle of putting baby, shopping, pram etc into the car n lifting n stretching doing those things, that was going to cause more damage then driving!
    Last edited by mummyrissa; 30-03-2010 at 14:39.

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    I dont remember, at a guess 4ish weeks.

    If you can stamp your feet your fine to drive.

    I rang my insurance company & asked, i was told as long as you dont have a written order from your Dr saying 'do not drive'. Your fine.
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    2 weeks - Mine was a straightforward, transverse caesarian and OB was confident I would be fine, and I was.

    I think the whole 6 week thing stems from the old fashioned longitudinal (down the stomach) ops which I think take a lot longer to heal
    Last edited by Shellfish; 30-03-2010 at 16:59.
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    2 weeks - I waited until I could put my foot on the brake without feeling any pain.

    There is no problem with insurance either.

    DH (33) + Me (29) + Miss M (3)
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