After my emergency C section I was told that I should wait 6 weeks till I try excessive exercise, 3 weeks before resuming any form of light exercise.
I still sometimes dont like my DH touching the scar, cos it gets sensitive, also I had alot of numb feeling around the scar site for about a year, as they must have cut nerves....
Post birth bleeding can last anywhere up to 6-9 weeks following any form of birth, bleeding would be the same no matter the type of birth, you dont get more blood just cos of a c section.
Best of luck - take things easy, dont do what i did and try and do things cos I was feeling great, but really shouldnt have been doing stuff like washing etc, I got two post birth infections, really nasty!!
I had alot of numb feeling around the scar site for about a year, as they must have cut nerves...
Me too! I was wondering if that was normal. I can only half feel when I scratch my belly in parts. I'm hoping that goes away. huh
It took me awhile to recover, still had numbness around my scar for at least a year I think, maybe more. In fact mine is still a little bit sore/feels odd when I press hard on the ends of it.
Just take it easy and let your body recover, it's only been 3 weeks smile
I know that my scar is healing though because last night it was itching like crazy. I had to sleep on my stomach last night to stop myself scratching.
As for exercising I guess I should look into that. I have not really thought about that. I have been trying to go for a walk to the shops at least once a week. Not so much for the exercise but so that I can say I have at least been out of the house once.
after having a natural birth with DS my new stepmum told me that you shouldnt really do too much exercise till after 3months other then walking as your ligaments will still be soft due to hormones like another post said.
as for the numbness in the scar. DD turns 5 soon and if i scratch on or around my scan it feels like i have pins and needles. its very odd.
all you need to remember is you did have major surgery and only do what feels comfortable, dont push yourself.
Paige 23/5/06 Tyler 27/11/08
My scar still feels a bit numb, but I'm so used to the feeling that I don't even think twice about it now.
I actually thought I'd heard somewhere that there was supposed to be less bleeding post caesarean because they clean you up in surgery. But as the others have already said, bleeding for up 6-8 wks is pretty normal.
Take it easy and see your doctor if you're worried about anything.
I didnt plan on having a c section wen i was pregnant with my son i had an emergency it took a week in hospital before i could sleep on my side whereas with my daughter i was up and walking the next morning it hurt like anything and my tummy still hurts 5 months on. you should be resting for 6 weeks no exercise for 3 weeks and just very light stuff no hanging washing or cleaning etc.... u have a baby to take care of dont worry about the rest until after ur 6 week mark just relax and enjoy bub....
My scar now 7 months old is still numb.