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Driving after a section

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Walshydotwan Thu 27-Dec-12 21:10:23

Hi just need some advice ... I had an emergency section 11 days ago and after 5 days i went my shopping and pushed myself too far and my wound ended up leaking and infected... So i am on antibiotics and have dressings on my wound. I really want to be able to drive again as my partner cant drive and i want to get out the house or i may go mad lol can i get some advice on when u think i can drive again?

BikeRunSki Thu 27-Dec-12 22:28:05

It's usually 6 weeks, but with my first CS I was driving after 4 weeks and after my second it was 9 weeks (crash section, v rough and bruised). Check with your insurer and doctor, and any paperwork the hospital may have given you on discharge. Did your surgeon not advise?

You need to be able to turn round to reverse and put your full force into an emergency stop. Remember - it's your baby's life at risk if you can't stop properly.

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