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    Default Cesarean wound recovery - compression pants?

    I’m due for my cesarean in about 2 weeks! Any recommendations on what I need to get to help me recover and heal from the cesarean procedure?

    I’m thinking compression undies, pants, leggings etc.

    It’s my first birth so am totally no clue on what can / may / will happen, so I really appreciate your advice.

    Thanks!!

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    Post my CS I was suggested the SRC recovery shorts by the physios. I wasn’t expecting it and I wasn’t prepared for the cost - they’re about $250- $300 a pair. If I have a CS this time around though, I’m definitely getting a pair. I had a massive abdominal separation. I may even get the pregnancy shorts as I also had terrible SPD pain last pregnancy too.

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    My hospital (private) supplies c-sec mums with tubey grip band for around our belly. Worked fine for me

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    I used tubi grip too provided free by the hospital and has been fabulous for me.

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    Thanks for sharing! How did abdominal separation occur? It sounds painful. Hope it’s healed up now.

    I’m going Prince of Wales Private, hope they give me something. Would the tubing rip be comfy to sleep in?

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    Abdominal separation occurs as the muscles stretch to accommodate a growing uterus. I don’t think you can do anything to stop it occurring completely - i think most women have some degree of separation post pregnancy, but avoiding using your abdominal muscles to sit up etc can help. I.e rolling on your side to push yourself up and get out of bed rather than just pushing yourself up into a sitting position. Tubi-grip is definitely comfortable. I lived in mine for weeks after DD was born.

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    Default Cesarean wound recovery - compression pants?

    I lived in my tubey for the first 6 weeks the only time I wasn’t wearing it was when I was in the shower. I definitely felt the difference when I wasn’t wearing it

    As above with muscle separation it’s a natural thing to happen in my experience I didn’t feel it it just happens. For ds2 and ddI think my separation was 2 fingers from memory with my physio.

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    I only had 2 csec due to medical issues with my pregnancy with ds2 and his health was declining so he had to come out fast. Dd my on was never going to let me try for a Vbac. Ds1 was a natural I’ll take that and the recovery any day
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    I had the SRC shorts and couldn't really tell you how they differ from other high waisted compression shorts...if anything, I found the elastic at the top to be more annoying.

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    I had the SRC shorts after a natural birth which helped with my abdominal separation (4 fingers wide!). I borrowed a pair last pregnancy, but that friend is now pregnant like me so I've just bought a pair second-hand for $50. If you get measured and know your size you'll save a lot of money. I only used mine for 6-8 weeks post-pregnancy.

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    C-panties are working well for me. It's really up to you though, whatever is comfortable. Although I heard abdominal binders not really too good especially if they're worn too tight. How are you now? What are you using @Birdface?


 

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