C-section recovery

I have had a C-section – what do I need to know about recovery?

Recovering from a C-section takes time. You will need to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities for the first few weeks after you get home. Drink plenty of fluids and treat your pain with the medication recommended by your health care provider. Avoid carrying anything heavier than your baby. Abstain from sexual intercourse and don’t put anything in your vagina for a few weeks. It is common to experience mild cramps, bleeding, or discharge for 4-6 weeks. But if you experience heavy bleeding, fever, or worsening pain, go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.