A cesarean section is major abdominal surgery, and your body needs time to heal. Plan on spending four days in the hospital. Once you get home, stay in bed or on the couch as much as possible for the first week. Don't lift anything heavier than your baby, and let someone else handle housekeeping chores. If possible, have someone stay with you around the clock. Even simple tasks such as bathing or getting dressed can be exhausting during the first week or two, and you may feel dizzy or lightheaded. As you gain your strength, you can go for short walks, but skip heavy exercise, such as jogging, and avoid situps. Avoid driving for the first three weeks. The more you rest, the more quickly you'll recover.