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Driving mums crazy

Jim Vause

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
References

1. Shand AW, Harpham ME, Lainchbury A et al. Knowledge, advice and attitudes toward women driving a car after caesarean section or hysterectomy: A survey of obstetrician/gynaecologists and midwives. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2016 Oct;56(5):460-465. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12496. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

2. Sedgley J1, Rickard K, Morris J. A survey of women and health providers about information regarding the timing of driving a car after experiencing a caesarean section. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Aug;52(4):361-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01435.x. Epub 2012 Apr 20.