Cantisa said:Side question: Can you take Advil if breastfeeding?
Side question: Can you take Advil if breastfeeding?
Mine was 2 weeks. My doctor told me I needed to heal a bit because you could injure your surgery area if you had to slam on the breaks really hard all of the sudden. Also, just get off the pain meds as soon as you can and try to just stick with the Advil.
My understanding was always that once you were off the hard core pain meds, you can drive. The meds are the main reason you can't drive since they make you drowsy. I was forced to drive 4-5 days after my C-section because we had to take DS to the pedi for a weight check and DH had to go to work to attend an important meeting. I was feeling pretty good anyway so I stopped taking the pain meds the day before and from that point on, made short driving trips. My C-section recovery was pretty easy though and I had no complications.
Reading all the comments about insurance and liability make sense though - I am definitely planning to ask my OB about this. It would suck if I couldn't drive though.
I know most people are talking about what their doctors tell them. Keep in mind that your doctors don't know your insurance policy - talk to your insurance providers too!