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Resuming Childcare after Hysterectomy

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Resuming Childcare after hysterectomyHow soon after my hysterectomy will I be able to take care of my toddler?


It could be weeks after your hysterectomy before you feel well enough to take care of a busy toddler by yourself. And it may be a full two days before you’re able to take care of him/her at all. That is a long time to be away from your little one, but it is best for both of you: you need rest, and your child needs appropriate care.

Talk to your family, friends, and/or childcare provider to arrange as much help as possible during the first two weeks after surgery. The more quality healing time you get, the better. Remember: you only have one chance to heal correctly!

If additional childcare isn’t an option, or if you want to spend more time with your tot, you may have to get a little more creative. One HysterSister suggests that you invite your toddler to be “Mommy’s Little Helper:”
“He can refill your water, ‘read’ stories with you while you are lying in bed (even if you are dozing off), draw pictures to hang in your room to cheer you up, etc. You might even be able to have small containers of applesauce, grapes, carrots, and crackers that he can open and eat on his own and even share with you! You can let him know that you will need lots of rest time and to give him things to do—next to you—that will keep him occupied. Maybe think of a simple routine, similar to the one he has a daycare. Make a little chart with activities and "jobs" on it so he keeps busy but also can help you.”
For other ideas see Children – Tips for Recovering with Small Children.

Whatever the circumstances, be sure to focus on you and your recovery. A hysterectomy is a major surgery, and your body needs time to adjust. Overdoing it will only make your recovery time longer. Two weeks may be a long time for both you and your toddler, but it is worth it for you to heal properly.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-09-2013 - 11:20 PM


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