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    I had an elective and drove home from hospital myself 6 days later. Was a great and speedy recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I had an elective and drove home from hospital myself 6 days later. Was a great and speedy recovery.
    Isn't that illegal?

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    Nope rang my insurance company and they didn't have a set amount of time, asked my obs also and she had no restrictions.

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    Mine was an emerg c-section at 5:30 in the evening, I was up and walking by 8:30 the next morning. I can honestly say I never really felt pain post c-section - I stayed in top of my pain relief so was fine. I was back to driving ten days post op, and really pretty much felt fine - certain things would remind me it was there (things that engaged my ab muscles), but for the most part, felt fine. Will def be booking in for an elective when we have number two.

    Good luck

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    I had an emergency c-sect and after 48 hours I was on panadol for pain relief, I did end up staying in hospital for two weeks because I had a bladder infection and a staff infection which required IV antibiotics. But I am 95% certain I will be having an elective this time because of complications with a past unsuccessful pregnancy.

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    This is a bit of an old thread but I was interested in reading and thought other may be too so Ill add my experience.
    I am currently looking into vbac or another c section for my 3rd baby.
    I had twins via an elective c section and it was very painful the next day and a few days after, and then like most others have said i felt fine to move around and drive etc. That is a bit of a problem with c sections. The healing that goes on in all those layers they cut through is immense and takes a long to fully heel. People feel good and therefor resume normal activites before the 6 weeks or soon there after and dont realise the damage they could be causing inside or the level of scar tissue they are creating. They might not know the damage until they need another c section or other surgery.
    The 6 weeks is given as a recovery guide, not a pain guide. Some feel pain and discomfort for less or more time but restricted duties are suggested for optimal recovery and healing on the inside.
    As for driving, it is an issue with your vehicle insurance and if you are given the ok then driving is fine, it is the same rule with driving after any surgery.
    I needed to drive early after my c section as my boys were still in hospital and i had to drive and deliver milk to them twice a day everyday until they came home.

    You experience sounds terrible, I would be interested to know how it turned out and which way you went

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    I recovered much much faster after my VB's than the C/S.


 

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