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When can you go swimming?


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#1 MKTWINS

Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:17 AM

When post c-section can you go swimming (in chlorinated water)?

I'm eight weeks post - had my 6 week check up and forgot to ask my GP. I'm in great health post caesar with no complications. I'd like to include swimming into my exercise routine.

Thank you.

#2 akkiandmalli

Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

at 8 weeks post birth your lochia is stopped right OP? So i think you would fine.. i remember swimming with DD early too. i think you would be fine..

#3 MKTWINS

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

thank you for the reply. No, I wasn't worried about that (lochia). Just more the c-section scar/op etc. Externally rather than anything else. So I'm guessing it's fine..


#4 Propaganda

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

I was told 6 weeks for a few different surgeries I've had, so I'd assume that.

#5 tinkster23

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

My hospital does mummy and me swimming classes from 8 weeks, so you'll be fine

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#6 aababy

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

I was told by the hospitial physio lady that generally it is 6 weeks.

#7 rainycat

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

I was back at work swimming after 6 weeks. (On a boat in a wetsuit so a bit different but was told all was okay)

#8 Perpetual

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (aababy @ 12/11/2012, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was told by the hospitial physio lady that generally it is 6 weeks.


This.

I did aqua therapy for rehab post c-section and was able to go in the water as soon as I stopped bleeding. If my incision was still open they would have applied a waterproof dressing to it.

They wanted me in physical therapy asap though.




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