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    I am booked in for a csect soon and also have an invite to a good friends 40th but it is only about 2 weeks after the birth. Problem is that the party is 5 hrs drive away. Would you go with a 2 week old? Would I feel up to going so soon after a c sect?

    I am thinking it's not a great idea but would love to be there for my friend.

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    Bub should be ok. They definitely sleep a lot when so young. You could always wear them in a sling or carrier to keep them close, or if you are using a capsule they could sleep in that.

    2 weeks after a c section you may still be a bit tender but not too bad as long as you don't push yourself. I had c sections with both my boys and I think at that stage I was more feeling the whole sleep deprivation, getting up every few hours with a newborn overnight type tiredness. The thought of a party, and a 5 hour drive would not have appealed to me at all. I found it hard enough being a bridesmaid in my sisters wedding and that was 6 weeks after my second bub was born. I was exhausted!!!!

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    I didn't have a c Section but I know I was exhausted at 2 weeks. My daughter fed every 1.5-2 hours, so a 5 hour journey would take 7 or more.
    Could you RSVP maybe and just see how you are feeling and how bub is? Mine is easy going but my friends bub was colicky and screamed the entire time

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    Oh and will you have someone to drive you? You may not be up to driving that soon after c section.

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    Hmm that's a tough one. Without any experience of newborns or c-sectons I'd probably not go, as I would think that I might still be feeling somewhat sore or tender after a c-section (as well as tired). A 5 hour drive with a new baby might be too much for both of you as well. Could you RSVP syaing that you will let them know at the time? Gives you a chance to see how you and bub are doing and if you are feeling up to it.
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    I was quite uncomfortable on car rides after my c section for a few weeks. The seatbelt, any jiggling etc. was just unpleasant. I wouldn't be willing to travel that far so soon

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    I didn't have a cs so can't comment on that part. But in theory going with a newborn is great because they will probably sleep the whole time.

    However I don't think I'd left the house until 2 weeks other than to go to my brothers place as I was sore and overwhelmed.

    If it's a close friend I would explain you really want to be there but will have to assess the situation at the time.

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    I wouldn't. I felt physically weak especially around my midsection for weeks and weeks and was in a quite a bit of pain getting in and out of things. Also the baby would probably be fine but the sleep deprivation especially if it's your first hits you like a tonne of bricks!
    But everyone is different so maybe just take it as it comes and decide on the few days before it you are up to it

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    If it is your first baby/first csection then I would say no for a number of reasons (from my experience of 2 csections). If you will be breastfeeding it will take a while to establish, I wouldn't want to take a 2 week old into a crowd, you will be tired and still sore - if you overdo it you are at risk of hernia and infection. You may still be uncomfortable and it will be a long trip with feeding stops.

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    Thanks ladies. You have confirmed my own thoughts really. I was thinking more of how bub would handle it but I think I may be pretty sore bouncing around in a car for that long.
    My friend is understanding, I know she won't mind if I give it a miss.

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