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c section recovery - normal?

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My 1st (and last!) c section, so this is all unfamiliar to me so I need your advice ladies...

 

It's been one month since my section, incision healed well i think. I've taken it easy, and have been told of the longer healing process. But my abs are horrible!! One month out, I still feel like someone's worked over them with a baseball bat!! I feel I've made progress since the bday(from not being able sit up by myself to walking around normally) but the soreness is still there! Of course I haven't been properly excercise my abs, so I'm pudgy around as well! My prior vaginal births I was back in normal clothes by 6 weeks, I still look 5 months preggo today!

 

Any advice? Or recovery timelines? How much longer are the abs going to stay sore n flabby? How slow do I go? I am below my pre=preg weight, so I just need to tone up I think

 

thx!

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I think the pain/recovery rate is different for everyone after a c-section. I have had 3 and my core muscles are shot. My doc told me to try and strengthen my core but I really haven't ever applied myself. I don't remember being as big as 5 months pregnant when I was 4 weeks post partum, but once again, I think everyone bou ces back at a different rate. Have you had a follow up appt yet? I would definitely bring it up with your OB and see what he/she thinks.

Make sure you are drinking enough water and not overdoing anything.

Hope all is alright! Take care.

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I think the pain/recovery rate is different for everyone after a c-section. I have had 3 and my core muscles are shot. My doc told me to try and strengthen my core but I really haven't ever applied myself. I don't remember being as big as 5 months pregnant when I was 4 weeks post partum, but once again, I think everyone bou ces back at a different rate. Have you had a follow up appt yet? I would definitely bring it up with your OB and see what he/she thinks.

Make sure you are drinking enough water and not overdoing anything.

Hope all is alright! Take care.

 

Thanks...good to know that "damaged" core muscles can happen. I thought there may have been something wrong with me (maybe it's cuz this was my 6th lol).

Not that I had nice abs to begin with, but these new abs are definitely weird to me, I feel jello-wy (is that a word?)

Follow up appointment in another 1.5 weeks...I'll also ask OB.

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Sorry :( Your muscles were manually pulled apart, it takes time to feel back to normal. I almost 9 months post pardum from my third c section and just feel like the past 5 months of core/ab work is paying off.

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It took me forever to feel normal after my first c-section! The second one was not so bad, lol.

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