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What to wear during the healing process (C-Section)? I am just wondering if any mums out there have any tips on what to wear and have other ideas on what is best to do during the healing process (after c-section). I will have a 18 month old as well.

Posted by anon, 02/09/13

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  • I’d recommend your maternity clothes – loose dresses and tops – especially soft ones – are great when you’re recovering from abdominal surgery.

  • Nothing tight on your tummy. I actually wore some of my maternity clothes still, or hubby’s big flannelette shirt. I was told not to lift anything heavier than my newborn (that includes older children), don’t stretch to do jobs like hang clothes on the line or get cups out of a top cupboard, and don’t drive a car for 6 weeks (although I know women that have). Keep you suture site clean, and when it starts healing well, I found moisturing cream like Cocoa Butter helped stop the itchiness of the scar.

  • Cry recovery shorts, really expensive but so worth it.

  • rest, dont lift anything, and no right fitting clothes

  • My advice would be not to wear jeans or othertight fitting clothes.

  • try a long dress nothing that will sit on your scar line.

  • tracksuits are great – thats what I wore.

  • Loose clothings but the most important thing is keeping the wound clean to prevent infection. Just go back wearing those maternity clothes for now

  • how did you go? :)

  • Hope you found some comfortable clothes to wear.

  • What was the best recommendation?

  • What did you end up deciding?

  • Really baggy clothing and big undies

  • Yes – big supportive knickers are great.

  • Loose fitting clothes at first to prevent irritation.

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