Patient Resources

Bathing

Vaginal delivery patients may take a tub bath or a shower at any time.  Warm tub baths will help reduce the discomfort of stitches and hemorrhoids, and may be taken as often as you desire. 

C-section patients may shower after the abdominal dressing is removed or after the epidural has been removed.  Tub bathing needs to be avoided until your abdominal incision is completely healed.