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    Default Driving post elective c section

    How long after your c section did you drive? I heal really well post my last and was hoping to drive quite soon after this one thanks

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    I had a really good recovery from my c-section, I'd say it was 1-2 weeks before I was driving. Bit naughty on my part.

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    I had EMCS both times, but no pushing/active labour to wear me out.

    1st I was doing short trips after about 5 days and over an hour drive after a bit past a week. That was a bad idea, I think it slowed my recovery a little as it wore me out.

    So next time I tried to avoid driving and started 10-15 min trips around 2 weeks. 30-40 min around 3-4w. I lived rural so not much choice.

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    5 weeks both times. I have healed really well and didn't want to push it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I was about 1-2 weeks post c/s.

    I had a premmie baby who I needed to visit in hospital. My sister had come to stay with us to help out. It wasn't until after she came she told me that while she had her licence she didn't drive much. I got in the car with her to see how she would go. Her first question was "Can you remind me which is the brake and which is the accelerator?". At that point I decided driving myself was the better option.
    Bahaha, how scary! Also part of why I drove earlier, MIL was staying to help, but had an injured hand so couldn't drive either of our manual cars!

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    About 2 weeks after both cs

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    6 weeks. Waiting was torture though!

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    By the way, my ob advised driving was ok after a few weeks as long as I was feeling up to it.

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    Just under 2 weeks. Ob said if I could stomp my foot down on the ground, I was ok to drive!

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    My OB said 2 weeks but to call my insurance company and find out their policies with driving after major surgery.
    6 weeks!
    They wouldn't cover if I was driving before the 6 weeks post op.
    I would call your insurance company to see what their policy is.

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