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How Soon After Delivery Were You Up and About?

Up and at 'em! Forget lounging around in some old sweatpants and being waited on hand and foot after delivering a baby. New mamas are wheeled out of the hospital faster than you can say "discharge papers" and are on their feet in no time.

While some mamas opt for help from family, friends, or professional nurses once they get home, 65 percent of LilSugar readers were on their own when it came to tending to their baby. Regardless of the amount of support they receive, new moms seem to be out and about faster than ever.

Just eight days after giving birth to Sparrow James Midnight Madden, Nicole Richie was seen chasing daughter Harlow around a Beverly Hills shopping mall, and over the weekend, she went for a walk and coffee run with her boyfriend Joel Madden. How quickly were you up and about in public after delivering your lil one?

cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 8 years
Once I got home I was doing everything that I did before. I just made sure I took a nap when my baby did. I had him vaginally and he weighed nearly 10 pounds but I felt great and was not going to stop living my life. I took my son out shopping and visiting friends on his 3rd day of being in the world. I lived in a very small apartment so it was just easier to go visit people then to have them come over.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I was out of the hospital in 24 or less with all 4 of my babies. Like Danni99 I was doing normal activities right away.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I went for about a mile walk within a hour after getting home from the hospital. It was a gorgeous day and I was so antsy to get out!
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
My first was a vaginal 9lb baby. with complications and blood loss and a doctor who wouldn't address them or admit anything was wrong, and i was pretty screwed for a long time. The first week was all about managing to make it to the bathroom and back to bed without passing out. The first two days i DID pass out and the pain was horrific. She ended up in the NICU a week after she was born, and I managed to drag myself down the long halls to stay with her every day. It was rough, and I wasn't walking normally for a month.
Danni99 Danni99 8 years
With each of my 3 deliveries I was up and hanging around the next day, checking out and heading home after 24-36 hours. Once home, normal activity resumed, including shopping, visiting out and about, chasing after the bigger kids, sports practices, etc, within the first 3 days.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
My point is... there is nothing extraordinary about Nicole's outings.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Unless you have complications, you can be up and moving the next day. My hubby and I went for a walk the next day, I wanted some fresh air. My mom was 20 when she had me and she said she felt like she could have gone out dancing right after I was born.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
With baby #1, I was in bad shape for several days after. I don't think I felt like getting out and about for like 4 days, at least. That was due to some pretty significant tearing. With baby #2, I felt AWESOME after like, 10 hours. It was two different worlds and obviously, I much prefer the second scenario. I was home within 24 hours and we were out of the house with both kiddos in tow the next day. Thankfully, there was very little tearing the second time and it made all the difference.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I was more mobile with my first, though I had more soreness. Bit with this last one I had pubic symphsis dysplasia ( I think that's what it's called). I was in so much pain before labor when I was pregnant, I couldn't walk very well much less anything else. I was up but I still needed help from nurses and family a week after. A month after delivering my second I am still going to a chiropractor and physical therapy.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I spent two nights in the hospital and was pretty much "up and about" the day we came home. I had a relatively uncomplicated vaginal delivery and felt no need to stay cooped up at home.
mhg mhg 8 years
i just had my 3rd and was at the grocery store 4 days after delivering a 9 lb. baby. not to brag or anything, i just think that your body bounces back quicker with the 3rd, assuming your delivery was uncomplicated.
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