Ok, IF you have a choice (and I know many don't because either you are in bed recovering from c/s or in bed nursing 24/7 trying to get supply going OR you have to be rushing around somewhat because of other dc): what is the optimal level of postpartum activity? How lay to low? I know the standard advice would be to see how your own body is doing, and if you bleed more with increased activity take it easier. I am laying low at the one week mark b/c of nursing and just babymooning, and anemia issues, but mentally I am already thinking about moving much more--wanting to get out and go to playground with dd, and go for walks, get moving while weather is still nice. (notice I did NOT say vacuum and clean and cook or do shopping, lol. I am definitely still too weak to do any of that! ) In a couple of brief outings the new lo so far seems to love being worn, so he's good to get on the move in a wrap or sling or mei tei when not nursing. What are your thoughts/plan/practice postpartum?
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8/7/08 at 6:23pm