Whether planned or not, your recovery after a cesarean section will be slower than a vaginal delivery. It is important to give yourself time to heal. A full recovery from a cesarean usually takes 4-6 weeks. During that time it is important to walk on a regular basis to help your body heal and to prevent blood clots in your legs as well as prevent constipation. Ask your provider what activities need to be avoided and don’t forget to nourish yourself with a healthy diet and lots of fluid.