(Closed) Help! Questions about C-section recovery..

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

1. I was numb on my incision until DS was just about 7… that’s when I got full feeling back (which I’ve heard doesn’t always happen)

2. I didn’t have stairs when I had DS, but I also didn’t have any help so I did pretty  much everything… if you feel like you’re over doing it then take a step back & rest, otherwise as long as you feel okay & are following your doctors guidelines you should be good to do as you please.

3. I don’t remember feeling like I had a full bladder, but have had other odd feelings when on my period, during intercourse, and when having a bm… not always but they do still happen. Also I felt alot more pressure along my outer scar area during labor than I had with DS before having the scar.

Post # 4
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

1. 4 months later, still numb. My doctor told me that it will actually always be numb, but that somehow our brain gets used to it and makes us think we have feelings coming back at some point, but we dont… Creeps me out because sometimes it itches and I can’t feel relief when I scratch! So weird.

2. I don’t know how long I lied around. I was exhausted because of the long, long labor and moving hurt a lot, but I’d say after a week or two, I was moving more. But very slowly still. It is actually advised that you move and walk, it helps the healing; so unless you find yourself bleeding more, you should be moving.

3. I am not sure if this is the same feeling; I don’t see it as a full bladder, but I do feel some pressure behind my scar, and it’s permanent. I don’t know if it ever goes away?

Post # 5
3587 posts
Sugar bee

I have that tingling feeling sometimes. My baby is 7months.

I didn’t do much. No laying around, but more sitting. We have stairs and I only went up and down once a day, to come downstairs for the day and to go up for the night. If I did too much, I’d started bleeding again. not from my csetion scare.

Post # 6
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m 18 weeks postpartum and don’t get the tingling but if I poke/pinch it I can’t really feel it. I was maybe 2 weeks laid up after because I came home after a day and had two NASTY infections in my wound so it put my recovery time back a bit. But when I came home the first thing I did was get in the washing because it had started raining…SO shouted at me a LOT for that haha I would generally say take it easier than you think you need to. I felt fine around 3 weeks and started cleaning and hoovering and all sorts and then tore a stitch and felt pretty shit so take care! And definitely NO heavy lifting, even laundry hampers or bags of shopping or whatever.

Post # 7
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The area surrounding my incision is still numb and my baby is over 7 months old. The tingling only lasted about a few weeks though, if that.

I got up and walked around right away. I had a really fast recovery and quit taking meds as soon as we left the hospital. Honestly, the hardest thing about recovering from the surgery was the first post birth dump (sorry if that is too much information), but that was really the only painful thing I went through.

I don’t remember feeling any pressure on the bladder, but I’m sure it’s normal.

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