Driving mums crazy


Driving mums crazy

Jim Vause 2015

Jim Vause

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Blogger Jim Vause goes looking for evidence for advice that keeps some new mothers off the roads

How long after a caesarean section should a woman climb behind the steering wheel? Good that you ask, writes Blenheim GP Jim Vause

I was a little worried when I learned that her midwife had advised her not to drive for six weeks post caesarean section PND. It sits in the back

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