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C section & exercise...

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Rebecca1608 Thu 04-Jun-15 12:55:44

I had my c-section last Friday and have had my 2 beautiful twin girls. I feel i have made a good recovery (so far) and I am eager to get back into my fitness. How long would you leave it before going back to the gym?

chloechloe Thu 04-Jun-15 13:55:18

It's best to ask your own doctor but I would say at least 6-8 weeks. I've just had my post-op check up after 8 weeks and the doctor said I can exercise but should still avoid lifting until 3 months. The dr in the hospital on the other hand said no running for 6 months whereas my own Dr is fine with it!

Hats off to you for even contemplating exercise with twins - impressed you can find the time!

Shootingstar2289 Thu 04-Jun-15 14:48:33

The reccomend wait is 6-8 weeks once you've had your check with the doctor.

I had a c-section with my son. I started walking to town and back after about a week or two. (Very long hilly walk)

Started exercising a bit more after 4 weeks. As I 'felt ok'

Only you know your body but I would say it's still a little early for you to start exercising smile

GymBum Thu 04-Jun-15 18:22:02

I went back after 4 weeks with consultant approval.. But I had a good recovery. I was driving at 2.5 weeks. Listen to your body and speak to your GP.

LostMySocks Thu 04-Jun-15 21:40:29

Were your insurance ok with driving so soon. Mine made me wait 6 weeks as it was a major op.

GymBum Thu 04-Jun-15 22:12:11

Hi Lost. Yes, most insurers will allow you to drive as long as you have been signed off by your GP as been able to complete an emergency stop. Most don't even require a written letter just verbal confirmation from the insurered. Obviously they would check with GP if you had an accident

Rebecca1608 Fri 05-Jun-15 12:30:28

Chloechloe my babies are in SCBU at the moment as they were delivered at 35 weeks and i spend most of my day/evening with them. I would like to do a bit of swimming or just an hour here and there at the gym just to have a bit of time for myself as it used to help me unwind.
Ye gymbum i'll wait and speak to my GP maybe next week onwards i'll get to go smile

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