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    Default C-Section Recovery

    How long till you felt "back to normal" after your c-section?

    Well as normal as you can feel with a newborn, sleep deprivation and leaking boobs 😉

    And how long did you keep takin pain relief for at home?

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    First time round..about 6 weeks. I had a rough time though as I had a PPH and needed a couple of blood transfusions and ended up not being allowed out of bed til about day 3. Think this really slowed my recovery. I was taking pain relief for another week at least once I was home.

    Second time round. About 3 weeks. I think I only took Panadol once home for a day or so. My recovery was a hundred times better and easier!

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    I had a pretty rough time with mine having been a twin caesar but also I had mine in a public hospital and was sent home after day 3 with just panadol and neurofen.......

    A few of my gf's had Caesars in private hospitals and were sent home with heavy pain killers and scripts for more. I found wearing recovery shorts and not jumping straight up when I heard the babies better on my recovery. Took about 2-3 weeks to feel well enough to cut back on pain medication.

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    I felt good when I got home after 6 nights in hospital. Only took paracetamol at home. Was out and about walking with the pram as soon as I got home. I hosted my older child's birthday party 3 weeks post my second c section and felt fine.

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    I was in hospital for seven days post emergency c-section so by the time I left I was just taking paracetamol. It took me about 3-4 weeks to feel back to normal. Everybody is different though.

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    I had an emergency csection - I was still taking panadiene at about 12 days post but only 1 or 2. Off everything by the start of week 3. Felt 'normal' at about 4 weeks.

    It did help to wear a compression bandage and do slow walks starting the day after the op.

    I'm 18mo post now and I'll have the occasional twinge but all is good

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    About 3 weeks until I wasn't in regular pain. 6 weeks and I felt normal again.

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    I think I was extremely lucky with my recovery. Was on panadol only from 36hrs post (elective) and was discharged on day 4 with a week's supply of panadol so just took it until I was finished what they gave me. I was back feeling 'normal' and doing a lot of my usual routine -with limitations obviously- a couple of weeks after, had no choice as dh only had 2.5wks off work after ds's birth and I still have a 2.5yo to chase around after.

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    As long as no one made me laugh or cough, I was pretty good by the time I went home after all three of mine. The problem with feeling too good is that I well and truly overdid it way too early and then made myself sore when I wouldn't have been! (Does that make sense??)

    Was only on pandadol within the first week!

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    Panadol/Nurofen for first week... And feeling like I could do everything by week 4... And I had an infection at week 2/3 and was on antibiotics... I was back driving & lifting DS (12/13kg) by week 4. If I exercised I think I would have waited till week 6 though.

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