How long was it before you were walking comfortably, getting up and down and such? Hospital or homebirthers.
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my husband helped me into the shower then brought dd in the bathroom in the bassinet with him once I was seated in the extra huge shower
after the epidural wore off (about another hr?) I was up and about with no problems..but I had no tears and just couldnt get over how lightweight I felt!
my first it was about an hr after but I had been stadol-ed out of my brain for that labor and had no idea I had had a monster episiotomy...the light weight feeling after still carried me through tho and I was moving around quite a bit...it really hurt to sit though and I didnt know why until about three weeks later when I got curious with a mirror to check out the damage so to speak
Second, also with epi in a hospital. I was on my back for several hours because of spinal fluid leakage. Also got a rip-roaring headache from hell. Ended up having a blood patch procedure to get rid of it.
Third, no meds, nothing. Still at a hospital. Got up about an hour or so after the birth and walked to my post-birth room. Baby was more alert too.
I would never do a homebirth, although I am not against it. It just wasn't right for me and DH would have never agreed to it. However, I am glad that I had no meds the last time. What a difference.
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My second was a hospital birth with no pain meds and I was walking without any discomfort within an hour of his birth. I could have been up sooner but I wanted to snuggle my little guy and nurse. Everyone who I saw over the next couple of days was amazed when they saw me. I had so many comments about how I did not look like I had just given birth. And I didn't feel like I had either, aside from the poochy tummy and the precious babe nursing at my very full breasts.
Jessica, wife of Marc and Momma to Nikolai (10) and Nathaniel (9) and Olivia (3).
Then 10 days later I couldn't get out of bed......
Homeschooling mama to 6 year old DD.
Ds was at home... Let's see. We were in the water for about five minutes before the placenta detached and subsequently plopped out, turning the water nice and red, plus he was getting cold (despite what everyone else said, *I* knew he was cold!), so we got up and walked to the bedroom probably 7, 8 minutes after.
and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
With my first I went to the hospital to get stitched up came back home RAN into the house to change my clothes and then we went to the store to get maple bars I was really sore as in it would take me 20 mintues to get off the couch for about 2 weeks after. Walking was fine.
Second, very minimal soreness, what soreness I did have was my tailbone from having sat to long in the bathtub after birth, was up right away felt great.
Third, never felt like I had had a baby, no soreness nothing except a newborn in my arms.
Am curious to see what the 4th will be like.
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Nursed my babe, dd2 (2008) until self weaned at 3yrs. We survived a major nursing strike.
Awesome for Baby #3 who turned out to be a (Aug 2013)!
DD2 was a HB and I was walking around getting dressed, putting clothes on her, within 30 minutes. And no soreness. :
My second I walked to switch beds 10 min after he was born, but he was a preemie, and I think I was in a super state of shock because I didn't go down to the nursery to see him until 3 hours later (i'm not sure why the nurses didn't help or encourage me? )
my third I was in the shower about 30 minutes after he was born.
My fourth, the took away to the nursery to monitor her before the placenta came out, and I got up and followed. Only to be stopped by the nurses who Insisted I was going to pass out (I felt fine) so I did give birth to the placenta and then I was up for the rest of the day (with no sleep) till they gave her back
sorry they were all hospital births with varying degrees of intervention (pit for 1 and 3) no narcotics or pain meds for any of them
HOWEVER, all that was from blood loss and not due to pain. I was a little sore but I don't think it would have kept me from walking around. If I don't hemmorage on my next birth I assume I'll be walking around within an hour if I want.
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my home birth, i had to get up and out of the tub for placenta delivery, then walked to the bedroom. about 2.5 hours after birth went downstairs and had supper.
With ds in birth center natural vaginal birth. I was up within the first hour as well. This time tho with 1 nurse me and her holding the chux and I had to clean myself up again on the toilet I was home with him 6 hours later. Hour drive back to the house with a stop for gas on the way not the funniest ride of my life but OMG it was so good to be home.
Both times I was moving around like normal by the next day just had to be careful how hard I sat down
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DD#2: hospital VBAC and I tried to get out of bed right afterwards but felt faint so laid back down. They brought me to my room in a wheelchair. Shortly thereafter I needed to pee really bad and braced myself for the pain of getting out of bed and going over to the toilet. There was no pain! It was so much easier to get out of bed, walk, pee, I was practically high from the joy!