C S In 2 Wks When Can I Lift My Other Child Safely

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njpross - May 5

I am having my second C/S on 5/19/06 and I have a 25pound 15 month old at home now. When can I lift him safely? The literature all says 8 wks but I don't think this is realistic.

 

Mandy1984 - May 8

with my 2nd c/section I was discharged within 3days and that night I was at home doing 2hr of ironing and lifting my then 3yr old, I had no problems only feeling a little achy as the days went on, I guess it all depends on you, you shouldn't lift your son/daughter until you feel ready

 

kcll - May 8

They say you can't lift anything besides your baby for six weeks but unless you feel you can't, I wouldn't worry too much..the first week or two you probably won't feel 100% so it is a good idea to take it easy...however picking up your 15 month old shouldn't be a problem..you don't want your other child resenting this new addition so even if you find you can't pick up your child there are other ways to hold them..sitting on a chair or in your bed..you can have someone pa__s them to you..I have a two year old going on three and I am now on my sixth week after the operation but I picked her up once I felt I could which was the first week after surgery.don't push yourself though if you really feel you can't do it don't

 

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