Get our free updates by email and never miss a thing!

Advertisement

16 Comments

  1. Tia
    July 9, 2009 @ 5:36 am

    I’ve had 2 c-sections also. I never thought of using a maxi pad to keep the area dry. Thats good advice right there mama.

    Something I did learn after my first one though, was to forget about being shy, and ask for help. If somebody was coming over, they were most likely going to be seeing parts of me that they’d rather not, but that was the price to pay for holding my baby, haha. I think I even had the neighbor help me pull up my granny panties (yep, I rocked the granny panties too!) after going to the bathroom once.

    Anyways, loved this! Good luck to any Mamas who will be needing this advice! And Congratulations!!

    Reply

  2. Lissa
    July 9, 2009 @ 9:12 am

    Thanks for sharing this info! I had a c-section with my first one and most likely will have another one if we have another child. I honestly don’t know how I did it the first time since I pushed myself a little hard that time. Now I know to just take it easy and let other people help. I like the maxi pad around your incision idea. :) And yes, granny panties were the norm for me as well during those times.

    Reply

  3. holly christine
    July 15, 2009 @ 6:22 am

    my advice: stock up on those really stretchy gauze underwear they have at the hospital! i loved mine so much i washed them so i could keep using them:) sleeping with my pregnancy pillow under both hips also helped the pulling at night..

    Reply

  4. Elizabeth
    July 10, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Keeping your incision clean and dry is so important but so many women take the care of their incision for granted. I actually like the hair dryer idea, clever :-)

    Nice tips :-)

    Reply

  5. stephanie
    July 27, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    OK c-sections if all has gone smoothly are a very routine surgery these days. It is great to have help but the more you move around and try to do things for yourself the faster your recovery:)

    Reply

  6. Ashley
    August 3, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    I have had 2 C-Sections. They have been very hard and painful to recover from. I found that with my 2nd C-Section it was easier my husband found this thing at babies are us that is Awesome it holds your tummy for you. I swear by it and I am having my 3 baby in dec. I am worried about the pain and being able to move around. But I am glad I will have my band to help. Love the tips on here!
    There is nothing easy about being a new mom and throwing Major surgery in with it. Good luck to you all.

    Reply

  7. Shannon
    August 10, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    I had a c-section with my first and am having another in three weeks with my 4th and am loving the extra tips (it has been 6 years since I had a c-section since the two in between were vbacs). One thing that helped me with my first was I had my hubby bring me the boppy from home to use around my waist, came in handy when I had to cough or sneeze, I would use it to lean up against, also was a great help with holding the baby and not having him on the tender area. I also loved the mesh panties from the hospital :) Will definitely use that maxi pad advice for the incision area, never thought of that!

    Reply

  8. Danyell
    September 10, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    I’ve had 4 previous C-Sections and am due with my 5th on september 19th. The best way to recover and heal quickly to try and do as much of the work yourself. Walking, twisting, bending will all help your muscles and your incision. With each C-Section i had, i moved and healed faster after each. My husband helps out a great deal but i choose to push myself. It all boils down to the person, whether you want to be relaxed and let nature run its course or push back a little to get your life and new routine’s started.

    Reply

    • chastity Deaner
      June 19, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

      I couldnt agree more. I have had three and I am expecting a baby, due Valentines Day of 2013! Get up and move and go! As long as your doc approves…..get up within a few hours. I was up in the third or fourth hour after delivery, because I was still under major pain control and I know that that initial getting up thing, is the hardest part, so do it while you are still numb. Im with you, Push back!

      Reply

  9. new Mom
    January 4, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    I love the advice I found on here. It was very helpful . Wilk definately try the maxi pad around the incision though sounds like a great idea .

    Reply

  10. Bianca
    January 26, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    Hello Mothers’
    I just had a c-section a week ago..the experince was very difficult and emtional for me..this was my first child and will probably be my last..i really wanted to have a natural birth but baby didnt want that. After surgery i was so cold and in pain. The day after i tried to get up and move n it was painful at first but the more moving i did the less pain i felt. im at home now n everyone (especially my gma) is telln me to take it easy n not do much, but being active is so much less painful. And while i was n the hospital they used the maxi pads for the cut n i am using them still. Goodluck to you all!

    Reply

  11. T Diez
    April 15, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    I’m very tough and pushed myself after my c-section. I tried to do everything myself, stayed home alone with the baby after 3 days and sent my husband back to work. TERRIBLE IDEA! I ended up opening my incision and getting a scleroma. It took over 6 months before the worst of the pain went away, and even now over 4 years later I still have an ouchy spot. Don’t be so brave. Baby yourself even if you don’t think you need to because your body needs the time to heal.

    Reply

  12. Araina
    May 2, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Thank you for posting this as they were all good tips. I do all these things already. A good thing to have is ready made meals that you pop in the oven or microwave because you may not feel like cooking and if you do cook you run the risk of getting fatigue and dizzy which could result in fainting.

    Reply

  13. Crystal
    May 3, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    Having my surgery Monday and these are very good tips!!!!!!

    Reply

  14. leena
    July 23, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    I just had my first c section wit my 3rd baby girl n it was very hard n painful for me, its been a wek now n I feel a whole lot better I found out that gettin up n walkin helps a lot, than just layin or sittin around like I did the first 4 days, also I been wearin a band around my incision it helps a lot to hold ur tummy n I also been usin the maxi pads to keep my incision dry n clean also a good advise for u mamas gettin ready for a c section make sure u have help after u go home bcuz u won’t have much energy specialy wen ur carin for a new born, I think that would b the best advise other than walkin

    Reply

  15. Home Ever After
    July 9, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    @Tiffany and @Tia: I’ll be having a c-section in December, and love the advice. After only having vaginal birth before, I had no idea what to expect. Thanks for the tips!
    Barbi / Danelle

    Reply

Leave a Reply