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Old 12-22-2012, 07:55 AM   #11
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Re: How do you take a bath after C-section?

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I was allowed to shower the next day but I was told no baths for 3 weeks.
Same here. I showered 18 hours after my c/s at the hospital.

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:04 AM   #12
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Re: How do you take a bath after C-section?

I showered 3 days after my first C-Section. It was very painful when I tried to bend in an attempt to scrub my feet and I had difficulty moving around with a stitched lower abdomen.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #13
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You will always be told not to bathe any surgical site and rarely be told not to get it wet. In theory you should only take showers because of the risk of infection. That being said, I never listened and I still soaked in the tub. Probably not the best idea, but I thankfully have never had any issues even after 7 or so abdominal surgeries.
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Re: How do you take a bath after C-section?

I wonder if the closure method matters. I had glue closing my outer incision and they said I could get it wet (I don't remember if they specified showering or bathing) but just not to scrub it and to just pat it dry. I had no additional bandage or other dressing on top of the glue; it was all just open to air from recovery on.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #15
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Re: How do you take a bath after C-section?

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I found a bath stool really helpful in the shower so I didnt have to bend.

I was also told I could bathe, though I didnt until around 4 weeks PP. But not to use public pools or bathe with the children until the bleeding stopped. Which it did around 6 weeks and now I bathe with both my sons again.
I can't believe no one suggested stool to me. Great idea I'll put in my mental file :-)
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