C-Section: Still a “natural” way to have a baby

Everyone will tell you that a C-Section is:

  1. Major abdominal surgery
  2. Not natural
  3. Having a vaginal delivery is better and you will recover quicker
  4. You must have a vaginal delivery

And guess what?

  1. It is major abdominal surgery
  2. It is natural
  3. The way you deliver your baby is the best way, it doesn’t matter if it is a c-section or vaginal delivery
  4. You don’t have to have your baby vaginally if you don’t want to

Everyone I talked to said that I shouldn’t do a C-Section, well mamas, it is time to stand up for yourself and hear the advice but at the end of the day, you make your decision.

Here is what I found out once I had my C-Section.

  1. It doesn’t feel like major abdominal surgery, you are in and out in 45 minutes and your baby is in your husbands arm within the hour
  2. You can’t hold your baby right away but have your husband hold them up to your cheek- it is amazing and feels just as great
  3. I had no pain, I actually was given a too high dosage of the pain meds so I couldn’t feel anything from my shoulders down.. You should be able to feel everything above your ribcage if you are given the right dosage
  4. It hurts the next day and the following but the day you checkout and that week you don’t have pain – at least I didn’t – everyone is different, remember that
  5. You have an option to take Norco or just standard Tylenol or both… You don’t need the high dosage! And you actually don’t even have to take pain meds, just tell your doctor you don’t want any to make sure you don’t have them dose you
  6. You will be just fine and you get 2 more weeks to recover form work usually.

If you do have some trouble, everyone is different and I don’t mean to say that you absolutely won’t have any pain or it will just all be easy, but what I do mean to say is that you can relax. A C-Section is scary, but try to take a deep breath and stay calm. Realize that you are a strong mama and you are doing your best. You will be delivering your little one and the best thing you can do for them is to be calm. Babies can snese when we are nervous and you want them to always think you have your “shit together” HAH.

So good luck mamas and let me know if you have any more questions about having a C-Section. I would be happy to take away all your worries!

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