6 weeks since C section - I'm getting back on!

(17 Posts)
octanegirl Wed 27-Feb-13 21:46:53

Tomorrow is the big day! Or maybe Friday if it's really cold ;)
No idea what to expect. I know my core strength has all but gone. Wondering if I'll get pain from the incision....we shall see.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Wed 27-Feb-13 23:50:52

Good luck. X

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Wed 27-Feb-13 23:53:19

Is it your first dc? It's quite common to lose your sense of immortality when you have a baby. I spent a lot of time worrying about what would happen if I fell off and hurt myself and I couldn't look after the baby! confused if met lots of other women who feel the same!

horseylady Thu 28-Feb-13 09:16:37

Good luck!!! I felt fine the first few times only as I started doing more did I notice my reduced core balance. I'm better each time I ride!!! If I could ride more often I think I'd be better!! Enjoy !!

Mamab33 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:19:45

Hope it goes really well! smile

Your muscles will have distant memories. Take it easy!

DolomitesDonkey Thu 28-Feb-13 15:45:42

Be careful dismounting, I found banging the scar on the knee rolls hurt. A lot!

Don't worry too much about a deep seat and sitting trot for a week or two.

octanegirl Thu 28-Feb-13 18:33:52

I felt surprisingly loose in the saddle. Scar area was aching a tad and pulling slightly - and getting off hurt! Only rode for 5 min and didn't canter for long. On every day from now on though!

octanegirl Thu 28-Feb-13 18:35:00

Yes first DC. My friend held him for me - my poor groom is going to have to do that in future!

horseylady Thu 28-Feb-13 20:08:10

Just be careful!!! ESP if it hurt!! I know it's your living but you don't want to open anything up!!
Good luck tomorrow!

Butkin Fri 01-Mar-13 11:44:30

Take it easy. DD was born 28th Feb (10 years ago!) by C Section and DW decided to go for a ride with me over Easter (about 6 weeks later). She'd been mega fit before the birth (50 mile endurance rides etc) but lost all her core strength and when DHorse bucked (due to being fresh!) she flew off and broke her ankle (not ideal with young baby!).

You will be amazed how weak you've become and will have to start your fitness campaign all over again.

Booboostoo Fri 01-Mar-13 11:49:23

I'm another one who would recommend caution! I got on 7 weeks after a very straight-forward CS, but only did walk and a tiny bit of trot the first time on a very chilled cob in the school. I then gave it 48 hours to see if anything hurt before I got back on. I didn't really do any proper schooling for the first couple of months as I had really lost my core muscles (they split during the pregnancy) and I was just not as secure as I used to be.

octanegirl Fri 01-Mar-13 15:07:41

Yes...I rode a different one today who is quote hit. Nothing hurt this time but goodness I'm unfit! As you say, no core strength. Quite shocking really.

octanegirl Fri 01-Mar-13 15:37:38

Quote hit? Quite hot!

horseylady Sat 02-Mar-13 08:26:57

Strange isn't it?! ESP as I rode quite well to 37 weeks!!!

Got my first endurance ride next Saturday.....!!!

monsterchild Mon 04-Mar-13 00:37:52

I was going to ride today, 8 weeks since C-section, but I realized that I do not have a bra that will fit and support these lactating paps!
So we long lined instead.

Nettle11 Mon 04-Mar-13 14:07:30

Hi, great to find this thread! I am 2 1/2 weeks post c-section and can't wait until I feel fit enough to get on. Particularly, as the weather seems to be improving!

octanegirl Mon 04-Mar-13 17:26:24

Yes good point re bras. I think I need to wear about 3!

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