May 2013 Moms

c/s recovery questions

I'm a ftm so I don't have any experience with any type of pp recovery but I was wondering for other c/s moms how it's going?  How does your incision feel?  Does everyone else have a sore stomach above the incision?  How does it all look?  (I have this terrible overhanging fat man belly!)  

If you've btdt, how does everything come back together, or does it at all?  Any general thoughts about your recovery?  

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  • It's my first too, but ditto everything you said. Sore belly, flap hanging over. All of it. I think it's pretty normal. No idea how long til it goes back. If it does. Lol
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  • ksimmyksimmy
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    This was my first cs and i feel the same way. I'm almost 4wks pp and soreness is defiantly better. 
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  • This was my 2nd csection. At 7wks pp everything is returning back to normal. There is still a tingling sensation along the incision itself but other than that no big problems. My stomach is baack to normal, with the exception of the jiggle from how big my belly got. I started doing ab workouts 2wks ago and feel great now that I have started doing those.
  • I was 4 weeks pp yesterday. The area above the incision isn't as sore as it was last week, it's almost completely normal, though it is numb in certain areas and I've heard that may or may not be permanent.
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  • This was my first one too. At 5 weeks pp I feel great pretty much normal. I have a bit of an infection that showed up but I am on antibiotics for it.
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  • I just had my 3rd RCS. I feel pretty good other than my whole lower abdomen from my belly button to my incision is numb/tingly. That normal though and mostly does goes away with time. It takes sometimes weeks to months before you feel "normal" again. As far as the belly shelf, you may have to really work on that to get rid of it. Not only did everything get stretched out but it was also cut and sometimes its hard to get those muscles back to the way they used to be if you ever do.




     

  • image JoShan1719:
    though it is numb in certain areas

    I'm experiencing numbness as well,
    tomorrow is two weeks post surgery. I also have gas pains here and there. Otherwise though, I feel okay.
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  • I haven't looked at my incision, but the midwife said it had healed up fantastic at my 2 week pp appointment.  I was extra fluffy before I got pregnant, so I'm used to the flabby belly.  It's still a little tender, but as long as I don't try to over do things, I'm getting around just fine now.  Now I'm just waiting on the bleeding/discharge to stop.
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    I haven't looked at my incision, but the midwife said it had healed up fantastic at my 2 week pp appointment.  I was extra fluffy before I got pregnant, so I'm used to the flabby belly.  It's still a little tender, but as long as I don't try to over do things, I'm getting around just fine now.  Now I'm just waiting on the bleeding/discharge to stop.

    I'm still bleeding too, I thought the c/s was supposed to shorten lochia! 

  • kmcd23kmcd23
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    Still bleeding, heavier than I expected. No more pain though, and you can barely see my incision. There is swelling above it and behind it, and I feel very weak obviously. Really though, for 18 days out, I am very happy with my physical recovery. Now if only my emotional recovery could catch up!
  • NDaryaNDarya
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    I'm 6 weeks pp and actually feel pretty well. Just had my appointment, dr said everything is good and gave me green light to sex/exercising, etc. My incision is fading away and I don't feel any discomfort, although, I do have some numbness in the area.  Was waiting for dr's approval to exercise. Need to do smth with that jelly belly..
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