How soon can I have a shower after c-section?

Shower after C-section

Current research encourages mobilisation 6-12 hours after surgery however, your Doctor may have standard orders you will need to follow. You will most probably have a waterproof dressing over your stitches so a shower is recommended as soon as you feel up to it. That first long hot shower is very soothing for the muscles surrounding your operation site, so plan to indulge yourself around 30 minutes after a dose of your pain medication.