The Danger Of Going Up And Down Stairs After Childbirth?

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hello .. introduce me mega, want to ask .. about after giving birth going up and down stairs? because by chance my bedroom is on the 2nd floor. thank you

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Hi kim,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to clarify, in what way was your previous labor done? Is it through normal delivery, or by cesarean? Are there any complications you experience after delivery?


The postpartum recovery process can take a variety of times, some are short (less than 1 week), but some are slow. The speed of this recovery process is influenced by many factors, including the age of the mother, the method of delivery used, the history of the mother's previous illnesses, and any postpartum complications that arise. Therefore, you should clarify in advance how and when your previous labor history took place.


If you previously gave birth normally without any complications after childbirth, actually there are no restrictions on going up and down stairs, as long as it's not excessive. What is worrying is that going up and down excessive stairs can slow down the process of healing wounds in your perineum due to childbirth, for example due to natural tears due to fetal pressure, or also due to episiotomy. Not only that, it is feared that fatigue from going up and down too many stairs can make mothers wasted too many calories, as a result the mother will easily become weak, tired, and the production of breast milk can be disrupted.


What's more, if you previously had a cesarean delivery. The process of healing wounds in the abdomen after cesarean delivery can last for weeks, to months. Excessive mobility coupled with increased pressure in the abdominal cavity due to contraction of the abdominal muscles as you go up and down stairs can hinder this healing process. As a result, your surgery scar can close more slowly, often water, bleeds, or may also become infected.


Therefore, the answer to your question may depend, it may or may not. We recommend that you consult this directly with the obstetrician who treated you before. Every woman certainly has a different condition, so it requires postpartum recovery time which also varies, cannot be generalized to one another. Doctors who examine you in person, of course, better understand what recommendations are best for their patients. However, our advice, to prevent the risk of dangerous complications, you should first temporarily move your room downstairs whenever possible.


Hope it helps ..

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