Horses post c section

(6 Posts)
horseylady Wed 05-Aug-15 08:00:27

Hi!

I'm exoecting no2. This time I'm likely to have an elective section.

To those who've had a section (or known someone who has) what is the recovery likely to be? Just trying to plan how long to have the horse on full livery for? Mainly to save? I was thinking saving for 10 weeks livery but starting to get back up there after a few weeks if hubby will take me? Guess it's mainly mucking out?

Last time (post birth -forceps) I was back in 10 days doing full care.

I might have natural birth, it's very up in the air, but it might also be elective. I just want to save as much money as we can for the worst case scenario. If that makes sense. Due around xmas to make matters more complex!!

somewhatavoidant Sun 09-Aug-15 21:16:35

It's 5yrs since my cs but as far as I recall, it would have been 8 weeks at least till I could muck out and about 11 weeks till I rode again. Having said that, I did too much, too soon around the house and set my own recovery back a week or two by being stupid. 6 might be realistic. When they say do nothing for 2 weeks, they mean it. Best of lucksmile

Aciderwouldbenice Sun 09-Aug-15 21:22:16

With my first c section I was an idiot and persuaded my husband to take me to yard 4 days after and then attempted to muck out! I was soon told to out down the fork.
With second I was more sensible but again I was persuading people to drive me up to the yard to see the horses (baby/toddler came too)
I will admit I was driving after 3 weeks with both sections and back bringing in/turning out at 3 weeks, mucking out probably at 4 weeks.
I rode the evening after my 6 week check up after first section,just walk with a tiny little trot. Second I left it a little longer as had more stitches.

I realise this makes me sound like a crazy person but honestly I was fine, but the fact horses are just on a tiny yard we rent alone means I kind of had to get up and going again ASAP.

fourlegstwolegs Tue 11-Aug-15 17:09:55

I rode 6 weeks after my section, went hunting a week later and skiing a week after that. There were no complications or infections. You'll be fine! smile

Booboostwo Thu 13-Aug-15 17:36:53

I rode 6 weeks after both my CSs but I took it very slowly. Lifting weights was more difficult for me so I didn't muck out till later.

SideOrderofChips Fri 14-Aug-15 18:14:09

im having my third section next month and i am aiming for after christmas for riding again. mainly due to the internal healing as well as external.

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