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Old 05-28-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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Bath after C-section?

I had my son via c-section 3 weeks ago and would like to know when it's safe to take a hot bath? I've been showering 1-2 times a day to keep my incision area clean but I'm dying to take a bath. I'm worried it might be too soon though and I don't want to get an infection.

I would appreciate some opinions.
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Old 05-28-2005, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: Bath after C-section?

I don't know much about this, but I noticed nobody answered you yet... if you still have staples in, you will want to wait for a bath until they are taken out...and then ask your doctor, but I think at that point it will be ok. You never want to soak an incision that isn't potentially closed all the way.

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Old 05-28-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: Bath after C-section?

I took a bath for the first time 3 weeks after my c-section. My incision was closed all the way, and I didn't have staples in either.

 
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Re: Bath after C-section?

Can you call your doctor's office and ask them?

 
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Re: Bath after C-section?

The hospital told me I could bath when I got home. I'm a little nervous about my incision though and concerned about infection. I just wanted to get other women's feedback on when they took a bath safely after having a c-section.
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Re: Bath after C-section?

Hi Kimberly,

Why not wait to take a bath until you can ask your doctor on Tuesday. It's just 2 days or 4 showers away! Better safe than sorry.

I waited until my doctor said I could and don't remember how long that was.

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Re: Bath after C-section?

I had my daughter on May 17 at 5:12 pm on Tuesday, i was home thursday morn and hve had baths everyday since then. This is my third child and c-section.

 
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Re: Bath after C-section?

Thanks Angela

I was so nervous about an infection so I waited on the bath. I took one for the first time last night and it felt sooooo nice.

Thanks for taking the time to write!

Kim
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