Rtkirk I think its pretty normal not wanting to go out in the very early stages. It's up to you when you feel fit and ready. The first time around I took full six weeks to recover and only went to shops for essentials and didnt take bubs as I cld barely walk myself. Besides for two weeks after birth we were still trying to establish bf and I ended up having a bad fever with dried up milk ( until the drs stopped me from bf). Also my paed, my mum and my grandma did mention that newborns are quite vulnerable and have low immune system so keeping them away from populated areas (less germy env) giving the bubs a chance to get a bit stronger was a good way to go. But I did like to take bubs out in the backyard or porch for some sunshine ! However if I was stronger I wld be tempted to pack a nappy bag and head off to the mall, straight to Babyswear!! But I think nice strolls to park would be more relaxing and enjoyable without having to worry about someone coughing too close to the baby!
Thanks Ngaiz I must have stumbled across an old menu card for Mater Mothers somewhere on the thread!