- I just had my 2nd c-section and when I was in hopstial I compliant about pain in my tummy. I finally got to come home and my wound came open and I was put back in the hosptial. Be careful if you have blood clot trouble.
- —Guest Kristyn
- My mother had 8 c-sections, the last of which was 40 years ago. They use to perform c-sections with a vertical incision. Why she did survive and live many many happy hears later she did have a radical hysterectomy and some scar tissue fussing to her badder and therefore badder repair.
- —Guest katrina
Get Moving ASAP
- I just had my second section 6 weeks ago to deliver my second daughter. I was up and moving 3 hours after I returned to my room. I found the more you move the better off you are! I was able to avoid using any heavy pain killers and got by with the help of Tylenol. If you need something stronger use it. The only issue I had was a small reaction to the wash they use on your skin before the section begins, nothing some Benedryl and warm soapy water couldn't take care of though!
- —Guest Amy
- C section are a lot of pain in the beginning but when you walk an exercise your legs a lot you will be good. Only problem is you may not be able to bend, talk loud, sneeze or cough as you are accustom. I only have one child an I had c-section, it's really hard but be careful with whatever you do.
- —Guest Mel
- I don't know if this birth will be c section or not. My doctor has not mentioned it. A had 2 vaginal births already. I'm afraid this one might be different because the doctor thinks she is over 9lbs already. I'm 38 weeks. This baby feels way larger than the other two. She hurts my ribs and bladder at the same time. You can actually feel her legs and butt through my belly by touching it. My belly constantly feels like it is going to bust and everyone that sees me asks if its twins. My daughter was 8 lbs and took forever to push out. I was born by an emergency c section and my moms scar was still weeping and leaking when I was 20 years old. She's obese and also injured it within the first few days and didn't tell the doctor. I don't know if that might be why she had problems or not. I'm worried about it healing and the recovery. Do your abs ever feel the same again? I'm military and do lots of sit ups. Will the scar tissue make sit ups painful? How do you know the inside healed?
- —Guest jolene
You do what you've got to do...
- My daughter was born with HIE and had to be taken away immediately after birth so I didn't get to see her until she was about an hour old, getting ready to be transferred (we were both transported to a better hospital) and let me tell you...I moved myself to my transport gurney an hour after surgery; I moved myself from the bed to the wheelchair when we got there and went up to the NICU; once I was able to move well, I walked myself up a full floor-to the elevator-down a long hall-to the NICU to see my daughter; when I was released, I walked up the long halls of that hospital everyday until she was released. The pain is only as bad as you make it/let it be. Don't think about the pain or the scar or not being natural; it's all moot. Just think about your healthy baby (or at least making them so).
- —Guest Sarah
Going to c section 3 :-0
- Help I'm scared tho its #3!! The first was easy but the 2nd I was asleep cause I felt pain when the surgery began :-( and I woke up in critical pain medicine didn't help. I'm scared that it will be an unpleasant experience but I lay my faith in God. But I'm still shaky.
- —Guest sandra
- It's so moving to read the responses of so many women. I'm happy to see several women mention using an abdominal belly binder after their surgery. Personally I believe every c-section mom should be given one in the hospital. After my own emergency c-section experience I was inspired to design one and do my best to help other moms in their c-section recovery.
- I had two C-sections 18 months apart, one of which was to deliver a 10 pound plus baby. I am not ashamed to say I was asleep both times. The first time was an emergency & the second was planned. I am a coward about pain & gore & blood and a C-section IS major abdominal surgery. Would you want to be awake to have your appendix removed? My heavens, the pictures of the C-section I just viewed look like autopsy photos. I was patient enough to wait til I woke up to see my babies, and we bonded with no problem. As squeamish as I am if I had been awake during the C-section procedure I probably would have passed out anyway!
- I spent my pregnancy walking at least a mile almost 5 days a week, prepping for what I thought would be a natural birth, but he was breech and a "C" was scheduled. After the surgery I found recovery to be a breeze, I didn't even use the pain pills that had been prescribed! Getting my body ready to tolerate what I thought was going to be a 20 hour ordeal was just the thing needed to aid in a speedy recovery. I was the only new mom the next day (after the catheter was removed) that got up and walked around the maternity ward with my little one.
- —Guest ARLENE
C-section with twins
- I had my first c-section performed in order to deliver my twins at 30 weeks, and while it was technically an emergency c-section it wasn't as bad. I was actually more afraid to have the staples removed. Everyone says the key is to get up and get moving asap...this is true. Yes it hurts but it speeds up your healing process.
- —Guest Lauren
- I have had 3 very scary but normal c-sections. I was never worried about bonding with my babies as I was awake for my surgeries, and they let me 'hold' my girls for awhile as I was being stitched up. The recovery and pain of recovery have never scared me, the surgery itself is my biggest fear. I have the fear of bleeding to death although I've never had any complications with any of my sections. Is there any way to cut down the anxiety of my up coming section so as to not completely freak out when I get to the hospital like I have for the past 3?
- —Guest Karen
- I just had my second c-section 2 weeks ago, the first was an emergency and this one was planned, sort of. I was scheduled to have this one on the 24th and ended up in the hospital the 17th with contractions. My first was an emergency and had to be put to sleep because there was no time for an epidural or spinal. I was very worried about being put to sleep again this time as I didn't like that, I wasn't able to hear his first cry or remember holding him for the first time. However this time I was also put to sleep because I have scoliosis in the worst possible place, but because I was aware of what would happen this time, my recovery was much much better. Don't be worried about not connecting with your baby, you're the momma and they know it :D Enjoy your new baby!
A Brilliant experience
- I am looking forward to my second caesarian. My first was a brilliant experience and I can't think of anything about it I didn't like. There was a moment of psychological discomfort as the anaestetic took control on the operating table but it passed quickly. I wouldn't even think to mention recovery or pain if I hadn't seen a lot of people mention it. You get your baby handed to you after about 15 minutes!
- —Guest Gem
Pain after c section
- I hear a lot about people having tremendous pain after c section. My question is: if you take the prescribed pain killers that the doctor prescribes, like Percoset, at the prescribed intervals, shouldn't that block the pain?
- —Guest vanessas