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    I would not. If it was a locak wedding I would maybe do the ceremony and that's it.

    I was in a fog after DS . Cannot imagine being not being in more of a fog dealing with baby and toddler who will probably regress due to the new arrival...

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    I went to a wedding 3 weeks post c-section. They are our close friends so we wouldn't have missed it. I got a wrap dress that I could breastfeed in but it still wasn't that easy, thankfully our other friends had a hotel room at the venue so I ducked up there twice during the reception to feed bub. I didn't dance but still had a great time. Next time around I'd be a bit more wary due to the whooping cough risk but would still go, maybe I would just keep bub in the stroller or carrier.

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    I wouldn't but I don't bounce back overly quickly from my births and none of them were even c-sections. Can you just go to the ceremony? That's what I'd be doing.

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    Definitely not for me. I couldn't imagine ever doing that. I was still in pyjamas and bleeding with no sleep and barely holding it it together. You don't know what sort of bub you'll get either!

    Nothing worse than saying yes and then putting undue pressure on yourself pre recovery.

    Also.. Whooping Cough would scare the life out of me!

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    Default Attending wedding 3 weeks after birth?

    I haven't read through all the previous replies but I wouldn't mainly due to bub not being able to have vaccinations until later on. I did take bub out before vaccinations (for coffee to get out of house) but it was only short intervals of time & I didn't let anyone I didn't know touch dd/pick her up. Personally I wouldn't want large amount of friends/family wanting to hold/pick up bub. I didn't want to risk my dd getting sick in the early days but it's whatever you're comfortable with. There's no right or wrong answer

    Oh & also my dd slept well for the first 2 weeks but terrible from 3 weeks. I wouldn't have been able to commit to anything at that stage but it did get better after I started a routine with her If you do say you'll go & have a bad night, please don't feel bad if you don't go after all. Babies at that age are so unpredictable.
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    Oh gosh there's no way I could go. Might be different second time around but my first birth was extremely traumatic, I ended up having an emergency c sec under a general anaesthetic which took me about a month to recover from. I also don't cope well at all with sleep deprivation. I had to go to my mums 60th 12 days PP and that was a lunch and hard enough. So I would give it a miss but that's just me.

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    Could you make an appearance at the ceremony, but decline staying for the reception? Perhaps if you do attend you could take your little one in a wrap/carrier so he or she can stay close and settled, and also reduce opportunity for people to touch/pass around?

    I attended some conference sessions/events when DS was 3-4 weeks, but that was not a Caesarian and I wasn't running after a toddler at home either.

    Did you/will you have a third trimester pertussis vaccination? If so, that should give baby some (but not perfect) protection for pertussis for first month or two.

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    I would be staying home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I would be staying home.
    Me too. Honestly one of the last things I would feel like doing is going to a wedding.

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    Everyone is different, I would have accepted and been fine to go but based on your previous experience I'm inclined to say you should stay home.


 

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