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    Default How soon to drive after c-section

    Just wondering how soon people drove after having a c-section? My ob said I could start again whenever I felt comfortable and my insurance company said there was no specific policy, just not allowed to go against doctor's advice. I'm only 10 days pp and haven't been on pain relief since day 5 but still feel a bit tender. My family seem to think ill be fine to drive next week but its just hard to know.

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    Not until 6 weeks for insurance reasons. I was too buggered to go anywhere anyway lol.

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    I drove about two and a half weeks after. Was told six weeks but as soon as I felt able to move properly with no stiffness etc I started driving. The ob also told me 6 weeks unless I felt I could. I certainly didn't until I felt I could move my leg/foot on the peddles Quickly if I needed to brake etc.

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    My doctor said as soon as I could stomp both feet on the ground (like you would in an emergency) without pain it was ok to drive. First c-section was about 4 weeks 2nd about 3 weeks. But I started out with just small trips.

    Even though you feel ok to drive just be careful about lifting. Don't lift the capsule or pram out of the car yourself, and if you try and shop by yourself, in my experience, those trolleys are deceivingly deep post c-section!!

    Good luck!

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    2 weeks for me. When hubby went back to work. Insurance don't actually have a ruling on it. So docs blame insurance and insurance blame doctors. I covered myself by getting doc to write a letter saying I was cleared to drive. Never had Any pain.

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    I drove once at 4 weeks, I twisted around and hurt myself so I didn't drive again until 6 weeks.

    I think it's something that is different with each individual, everyone recovers differently from c/s.

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    I got behind the wheel again after 4 weeks. I called my insurance company first to make sure it wasn't against their policy.

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    I was able to drive 3 weeks post csection. I found it ok but have had a fairly easy recovery

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    I did the school run two weeks post c-sect. I felt really well.

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    After my first c/s I drove myself 6 days later to my ob's office to get my stitches out. After my second and third I waited 2-3 weeks to drive.


 

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