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    Default Recovery after elective csection...

    Last time I had an emergency, recovery was awful. We've just found out we will be having Bub earlier than anticipated - cue birthing, feeding, recovery, coping anxiety...

    If you've had an elective - how was your recovery? How soon were you back on your feet?

    If you've had an emergency and en elective - how did they differ? How did the recovery compare?

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    Natural birth with my first, difficult abd traumatic labour with long recovery. Elective c section with my second on my feet the next day at the shopping centre within a week felt fantastic! Took the meds they gave me and my recovery was quicker than my natural. Good luck honey im sure everything will be great x

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    @babyla I had a emcs with dd1 (laboured first, had a long horrible recovery) dd2 had an elective (but necessary due to pp) and can say it was SO much better/easier/less traumatic. Just had a 3rd bub (ds1) via elective c sec. Got easier each time and was also on top of pain meds 2nd time around. Both electives was up by late afternoon/evening to have a shower. Catheter out within 24 hours too. I felt for me it was 1000% easier than my emcs. Best of luck x

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    Following along.. This will be me next week. Elective c section.

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    Thanks ladies! I can't tell you how reassuring your posts are

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    Default Recovery after elective csection...

    I've have both an emergency and elective c-sections, with elective been 2nd. I had dd at 1:30pm, I was up and showered by 7am the next day. Recovery was very good. Just keep on top of meds (set an alarm if need be) and ask for help when needed. By day 4 I only needed Panadol. Good luck.

    Eta: Both were very similar recovery wise but my elective (2nd) I was taking Panadol for longer (about 4/5 days). Having said that though there was only 18 months between them so that could have had something to do with it.
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    I had an elective as DD was breech. I went with a spinal block and I was up & about late afternoon same day. I was hanging for a shower and putting my own PJ's on!

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    I had an elective for my second because of her position - first day was a bit of a blur because of pain meds and tiredness but I was up later that day and showering, onto Panadol only within a couple of days and was driving after 1.5 weeks.

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    I've just had my second elective c section. First one I was fully recovered by about week 3. This one was fully recovered after a week and a half. I made sure the second time I got up as soon as possible, I had my c section at 8am and then made sure I got up for a shower later that night.

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    These posts are very reassuring!

    I'm having my csection at 3pm so I'm going to aim to be up the next morning and having a shower. I'm about 9kg less than what I was when I had DS so I'm hoping that will be beneficial along with eating a range of really nutritious meals and green smoothies.


 

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