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    Default Recovery after a second c-section

    Just hoping to get some stories of recovery after a repeat c-section, how did you cope with a toddler etc

    Thanks in advance.

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    I had an elective repeat c/s 16 mths after an em c/s and had a great recovery.

    The second c/s was easier, but when they tell you not to lift heavy objects - listen. I lifted my 12kg hefferlump once too often and my wound split a little. But even with that blip in my recovery it was fine. We just got DS to climb onto the couch to snuggle with mummy etc rather than lifting him. I found that I was up & moving sooner the second time around also.

    Good luck

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    Subscribing... I'm in the same boat as you OP!

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    I had an 18 mo gap between CS. I did lift my toddler but each time I was aware and braced myself to do it. One of my recommendations is get some really tight suck yourself in type undies. Like nancy ganz or similar. It helped so much. No need to buy the super dooper super expensive ones. Just some realty firm undies that come up over your belly button. I did try not to lift. I would sit down and ask my my ds to climb up for cuddles.

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    My dd2 was born 3 weeks ago and dd1 will be 3 in 3 weeks. Both girls were born via elective cs at 37w+1 with the same complications with both pregnancy leading to early delivery. Only difference dd1 was breached.

    For me while my actual cs was better the recovery was much slower. With dd1 I had a pca post surgery so I was up walking around the next day and was using my muscles more because being on iv morphine I was in less pain. After dd2 I was on oral OxyContin and endone every few hours and was in more pain so stayed in bed and walked around less so it's generally being slower i think the difference in stitches played a part too with dd1 I had staples and dd2 I had dissolvable so they just felt less secure IMO

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