Just like Anliena, I've never had a vaginal delivery to compare it to, but my c-section was fine. I had my son at 9:58 pm and I was up and walking the next day. I only took my pain meds three times. I was out of the hospital two days later and I was doing everything at home, including grocery shopping with just myself and my son. Honestly, the worst part for me was the fact that everyone kept making me laugh at the hospital and that hurt so bad. I know that everyone is different and even every c-section is different so I'm really hoping my next one goes great again (We're planning on having a c-section with the next baby in July).
I had a c-section that was scheduled b/c my son was very large, 10 lbs. 11 oz. I had a wonderful experience. It was planned, so I was able to tell everyone when to come, and I had all my bags packed and the dog sent to the kennel. I was up walking around the night I had the C-section. Yes it took about a week before I could move around as I did before. The sitting down and getting up was hard the first week. I was very tired, but what new mom isn't. Healing wasn't a big issue for me, and the scar isn't bad. He was my first, so I have nothing to compare it to, but for someone who is organized to the tee, it was a big stress reliever!
I had a horrible experience with my c--section. but mine was an emergency so I was really scared and stressed too. mine was very painful, and the recovery was awful. of course I've nothing to compare it to. I've never had surgery of any sort so I didn't know what to expect. I was able to walk afterwards, the next day, but that was only to the bathroom and back. walking wasn't that horrible but getting up and down or trying to roll over in bed was awful. also we have steps at home and the bathroom was up there, no fun. about 4 weeks after i felt fairly normal but I was still sore. sometimes if I work out it still gets sore and itchy. I also had a bad burning sensation after the c section. it felt like I was on fire. if I had a choice I'd definately go vaginal.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
im a first time mom and had CS delivery 15mos ago. i stopped dilating to 4cm thats why i had to undergo a Csection. the procedure itself was manageable. it was the labor period that made it unforgettable. the recovery period was also ok in my case, it was just hard to get up from the bed since i feel much heavier and afraid to feel pain on my bikini cut. i was able to regain my strength in about a week or 2. i always think of my baby that i had to recover fast because there's no one can take care of and nurse him but me. that was my motivation.
I had my first baby in December by an unplanned C Section and I really didn't think it was that bad. I happened to go into shock on the operating table, but I don't believe this is all that common. I figured a C Section was probably a lot easier than going through hard labor. I had pre eclampsia so I stayed in the hospital one extra day, but found the recovery to be a breeze. The only help I had at home was my husband who returned to work as soon as I was released from the hospital. We live in a split foyer townhouse with steps so he carried everything up the steps for me, but I didn't have much trouble getting up and down the steps. My pain was managed very well at the hospital and at home. I was able to care for the baby on my own without any additional pain, but I was tired just like all new moms are. You will need someone to carry your laundry and you can't drive for two weeks. Riding in the car was painful when you hit a bump so I recommend traveling with a pillow to hold against your tummy to provide support.
i had a c-section and it really wasnt that bad. i went in to be induced. they gave me an epidural when i was 2 cm. my daughter ended up not handling the contractions very well. her heart rate kept dropping. the dr's decided not to wait and i they prepped me for the c-section. i was numb from my shoulders to my toes. the procedure was fairly quick. my daughter was out within the first 5 minutes. it was amazing. i didn't even feel them tugging her out. afterwards it took them like 20-30 minutes to finish up. i was in recovery for about 2 hrs. i was up and moving about 24 hrs after. i really didn't have a hard time moving around. i was more afraid to tear the stitches. laughing and coughing hurt alot though. but overall they keep you fairly medicated. regardless how she was brought into this world, she is here safe and sound.
I had an emergency CS- pretty typical for twins. It was just fine. The spinal hardly hurt- I must have had a pro that night. It was quick and pretty painless. The girls had to be swooped off to be tested because they were so small. I had a bad reaction to the morphine they put in the spinal- I was shaking uncontrollably for an hour. So I'm kinda glad they didn't hand me the kids right after delivery. I only took the pain meds regularly the first night and I felt pretty good for the rest of it. There were some pretty sharp pains about a month afterwards- my Dr said it was the nerves growing back together. I was holding the girls, walking up stairs, the whole nine yards. In fact I had such an incompetent hospital staff that never brought me the wheelchair when I was discharged two days later that I walked out of there on my own- carrying two carseats (the husband went to go fetch the car).
Mom of twin girls, age 3, and a new baby boy born in January!
I really enjoyed my c-section. An uncomplicated vaginal delivery is by far the best, but throw in a few complications and the c-section is far easier. One of my babes got stuck during delivery (shoulder distocia) and caused major tearing. He was whisked away immediately after birth and I didn't get to see him for awhile, my husband and mom thought he had died. For a brief second there, I didn't even care what happened to either of us, the pain had me totally out of my mind. He was fine, but they thought that they had broken his collar bone so they kept checking his movements. The next baby was induced earlier, but she still got stuck briefly. So the next time I got pregnant, everyone thought a c-section was warranted. YEAH!
I was terrified of the spinal block, because I had never used pain meds before. It was so easy though, way less painful than the IV in my arm! I chatted my way through the delivery. My husband watched everything. Recovery is slower, of course, but what a great excuse to sit around for a couple of weeks and hold your newborn. You just have to take everything a little slower and be careful not to lift much.
It is also wonderful to know exactly when the baby will be born so you can have everything ready and all the little details in place. No more babies for me, kind of sad. I love those first few weeks with the newborns soooo much!
Wow. I don't even know if I should comment. My c section, was horrible. But for the most part, I blame my doctor. My daughter was 41 weeks and still not coming out... they induced me and broke my water; nothing happened. I jumped during my spinal; the doctor didn't tell me he was doing it... I shook for an hour after getting my c section because of all the drugs. I couldn't even hold my daughter until probably 2 hours later because of how bad I was shaking. I lost a ton of blood and am now anemic. To this day I cannot feel the left side of my stomach. Since my baby was born, my bowels haven't been right.
But, that's just a bad experience. My mom had 2 c sections, no problem. I'd blame mine on my doctor. It was horrible though.
My C-section was fine Thank God. I came a 6:00am to the hospital at 7 i was in the operating room. The nurses were nice during the epidural, but rigth after it i had a huge headache and seconds before my baby come out it stop and the recovery was ok as long as you take your pain killer