Can anybody tell me what its like to have a C-section????
It is ruff. I had 2 so far, and plan to have another. You will need alot of support thats for sure. They move your intestins all around so it make it harder for you to finally go to the bathroom. Just use your medication wisely. Also cut down on climbing stairs afterwards. I have a 3 month old and foubd out I was pregnant on April fools day. I have no idea what ride im in for. Has this happened to anyone...having a baby and pregnant again?
My experience was not pleasent. After having two vaginal births a csection was AWFUL!!! The actual surgury wasent to bad~ besides the spinal!!! That did not go smooth... prob cuz the nurse was not supportive so it made it more scary!!!! And the recovery was not easy!!!! After 2 vaginal births.... when I could walk soon after a csetion really was difficult for me. I took me about 2 months to finally start feeling normal. Now in month three of recovery I feel all better... but I will never forget the pain and recovery period!!! If you have a choice~ choose vaginal!!! The delivery may be more difficult at the moment but you feel tons better very very soon after!!!!
I had c-section and I dont like the recovery period at all. I rather would have vaginal delivery then c-section. The operation is not scary but the process of recovery was awful.If you have chance to have vaginal delivery choose that one.
As a first-time mother, my C-section wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. Yes, it takes you awhile to recover, but the actual process was not that painful. You will definately need someone to help you out for awhile once you get home, but I'm sure you'll have people coming to see the baby anyway. My advice is to get up and get moving as soon as possible after your C-section. It makes the recovery time speed up.
My c-section was a piece of cake. I had no problems having a bowel movement; they started giving me stool softeners and also something to relive gas immediately after I had my son. Of course I moved a little slower, but I was up and out of bed, sitting in a chair the next morning. (My son was born at 5:17pm) They gave me morphine along with my spinal block, and that was the worst. It made me SO itchy. It also made me vomit once. (I'm not sure if that was the medication or the fact that they turned the temp in my room up to 95! AGH!) I recovered quickly. I gave birth on Tuesday and was home on Thursday. My husband wasn't able to be there at first, so I had my mother stay two nights and then I was completely on my own for 2 weeks until my husband made it home. Honestly, I didn't think it was bad at all.
I agree with meganlizzy: Get up and going as soon as possible!
I recently had twins on 1/28/09. I had to have a c-section because the first baby was head down. I recovered quite quickly so everyone is different. I was up walking around two days after delivery. good luck to you
i had 4 c-sections in just over 4yrs here are the date 11-25-03,11-23-04 yes less than a year later, 06-13-06,and my last on 02-05-08 and after all that my dr said that i should get my tubes tied so i did its very hard on your body to do them back to back like i did. but like the others said get up as soon as they will let you it will hurt and your stomach may fill like jello. the hardest part for me was getting up or down not so much walking.
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I've had 2 c-sections. The first time recovery was terrible for me. I ended up with a spinal headache. Believe me you don't want to experience one of those. I was sick as a dog, I couldn't sit up without my head feeling like it was gonna pop. I puked everytime I tried to eat. Caffiene was the only thing that helped at all, and even that was only a little. Even the blood patch they did, didn't help.
My 2nd went much better. I was up and around the very next day. I entered the hospital on Wednsday and went home on Friday. They gave me demerol for pain. If they give you a choice between taking a shot or a pill for pain; take the shot it works faster. It speeds your recovery time too if you don't use the stomach band. (It's a big elastic band that wraps around your middle) It makes it easier to get around at first, but it keeps your stomach muscles weak. Good luck.
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments" -Henry Ward Beecher
I know you have a lot of negatives but I thought I would add my own. I've never had a vaginal so I can't compare but my C-section was fast, the first few days in the hosptial were very painless. I was able to move around and walk on day 2, stairs on day 5, and felt totally normal again 2 weeks post and had to remind myself to take it easy. My scar itches a little sometimes, but its so small. I don't know if its because I had a great doctor, or if my body is just normally a very fast healer, but I didn't think the c-section was nearly as bad as all the horror stories I read about before hand.