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What to wear after a c-section??

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clarabellarocks Sat 27-Nov-10 19:54:29

I've been recommended that I wear over the bump stuff after my section but I don't have loads. I do have some leggings and tunic tops but wondered if you defo need over the bump jeans and how long for?

Any advice??

MrsPickles Sat 27-Nov-10 19:58:11

Sorry I was in maternity clothes for about 3 months afterwards, and the under the bump stuff was no good as it rubbed on my scar. Had hideous pair of over the bump jeans but luckily it was summer so I could just get away with the leggings and long tops.... are you having a winter baby? If so maybe long jumpers and leggings and boots?

SlightlyTubbyHali Sat 27-Nov-10 19:58:12

I never have over the bump stuff, but it is important for the first couple of weeks that your wound is protected. Big knickers that come to your natural waist are key but beyond that, clothes that are stretchy and soft do the job.

MrsPickles Sat 27-Nov-10 19:58:38

Or dresses, most of my maternity dresses were still good and also breastfeeding friendly.

Meglet Sat 27-Nov-10 19:58:53

I wore over the bump jeans, combats and leggings for about a month each time. Jeans rubbing against a scar was not a nice feeling.

I suggest you get some mesh hospital pants (Jojo catalogue and some Boots stores I think) and some cheap stomach control pants that come up to your belly button, Primark do some cheap ones.

The pain isn't too bad but personally I couldn't bear anything rubbing the scar while it healed up.

LadyViper Sat 27-Nov-10 20:01:09

i wore size 18 ASDA granny knickers and dresses/ tunic+leggings/ nighties

clarabellarocks Sat 27-Nov-10 20:56:42

Section booked in a few weeks so winter baby. May get a couple more pairs of leggings.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 27-Nov-10 21:01:12

I wore maternity over the bump stuff for about 3 months after my section - everything else rubbed or pressed or just felt sooo uncomfortable.

I am planning an elective this time, and I'm going to make sure I've got plenty of pairs of leggings to wear with tops/dresses that I can BF in.

madwomanintheattic Sat 27-Nov-10 21:03:28

belly button pants and trackies. sorry, but i wouldn't go near jeans grin

suwoo Sat 27-Nov-10 21:11:21

I don't really wear jeans but couldn't have considered them after my two sections. Like the others have said, I wore leggings and dresses in the main. I wore size 20-22 knickers from asda (3 for £1), I was a 14 after baby, so they came up to my belly button. I would invest in some bigger leggings that are slightly higher waisted, again Asda are good. Get your knee boots out and some tunics and you'll be reet (as they say up here).

moragbellingham Sun 28-Nov-10 08:04:02

Big granny pants or men's jersey boxers are the best.
Definitely can say you prob won't be feeling like wearing jeans at first.

Silkstalkings Sun 28-Nov-10 09:02:45

Ignore what they say bout PJs hurting your scar - the scar is way down below the panty line, nowhere near the waistband. PJ bottoms will also help hold the giant sanpads in place in hospital better than a nightie and allow easier access to boobs.

I got over my CSecs much quicker than my forceps birth so I would have been in jeans within a week.

booreeve Sun 28-Nov-10 19:42:22

Ditto massive pants.....and I lived in fold over/under bump yoga pants, breastfeeding vest tops and chunky cardis for the first 10 days post ELC. Was in jeans after about 2 weeks, had tried before but they just weren't comfy enough!

suwoo Sun 28-Nov-10 20:03:32

My pjamams are on my scar line, in fact right now my scar is showing above them. My jeans are all very low waisted, and there is no way in hell I could wear them that early. I wore them for a day after about two weeks and it was hideous. I am a lucky one with no c section overhang or stretch marks......
My arse leaves a lot to be desired though sad

traceybath Sun 28-Nov-10 21:10:07

I wore roll top yoga bottoms in the immediate aftermath.

But then wore normal under the bump maternity jeans fairly quickly. My scar is very low down so nothing really rubbed.

PenguinNZ Mon 29-Nov-10 05:00:51

My scar is just below where my hair begins, ask for the same and you'll be sorted. Unless your jeans are much lower cut than mine!

festivefriedawhingesagain Mon 29-Nov-10 05:39:40

I just wore fugly tracksuit bottoms each time. Then relatively high waisted (non maternity) jeans once I had shrunk enough to get in them and could only bear to wear then for an hour or two, eg just while visitors came, then back into the jogging bottoms. I found it really sore for a few weeks. Back wearing them after around 4 weeks though.

thereistheball Mon 29-Nov-10 15:05:59

I wore some fantastic roll-down yoga pants from Swetty Betty that were super-comfy and not embarassing to be seen out of the house in. These are the closest thing I can find on their site now.

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