I don't remember any specific ban on baths with any of my births, although I didn't have any c-sections. I did try the sitz bath after the first one... no idea how that was supposed to work, but it didn't really do anything, so I never tried it again. I'm not much of a bath person normally, though, I prefer showers. I do remember that with my first baby, the shower I got to take afterwards was the best shower in my entire life. No kidding. It felt *so* good. The one after my second baby was good but nowhere near that level. And my third birth was in a military hospital that had been remodeling their maternity ward while I was pregnant, so I was one of the first patients who got to give birth in the new rooms. I got to discover that their hot water system was not working right, and that somebody who had never taken showers had apparently designed their shower stalls (the water was tepid, at best, which is not pleasant right after you've given birth, and the shower stall was a curtained affair with a tile floor that had a row of tile one inch higher at the edge that was supposed to keep the water in... not. Cold water everywhere, freezing cold postpartum woman, not a good mix. If I manage to get pregnant again, I'll give birth in the same hospital, which has hopefully worked out its kinks in the meantime! Including, like, actually giving food to starving women who have just fasted all day while giving birth, instead of showing it to them, then taking it away, leaving them so hungry that they are shaking uncontrollably.