3 weeks ago today I had my c-section. That’s right. 1st time ever having major, major surgery. This was a very big deal for me and it’s something that I wasn’t prepared for as much as I should’ve been. Recovery after c section is a REAL thing and you really need to make sure you’re doing what you can to listen to your doctors and your nurses. Recovery After C Section is something that can be very difficult if you DON’T DO what you’re supposed to do!
Recovery After C Section
As all mamas of c-sections know… the recovery is a little different than that of a vaginal birth.
There are definite dos and don’ts for Recovery After C Section, and I am becoming quite familiar with them. I remember my OB/GYN coming by the hospital on the day of my discharge and telling me that with every 24 hour block, I would feel better and better and better.
Sure, I thought. (As I tried to telepathically beg him to let me stay four one more day!)
But, low and behold, with each 24 hour block of time I did begin to feel better and better and better. I guess this guy whose been practicing for over 25 years knows what he’s talking about!
So here I am 3 weeks later.
Recovery After C Section – WHAT TO EXPECT
Walking. Coughing and sneezing without any discomfort. Holding Henry. Showering. Going up and down stairs. And even driving. Small steps… but as a mama of 4, these things were hard to give up.
I still can’t hold Benjamin (my 29 pound stud). William and Alexander are anxious to have me dive into the deep end of the swim club pool to help with their swim lesson… but that will come in time.
I will say, I did have to do a mad-dash-run yesterday afternoon when Alexander fell in the deep end of the pool, bending over to watch his big cousins play.
It was good to see that these legs can still bolt. And thanks to a faster lifeguard, Alexander was scooped right out. I felt so defeated not being able to jump as quickly as I normally could. It really got me in the heart and in the gut.
But talk about a heart-stopper.
In 3 more weeks, I’m excited to get this body in the water to swim. To hop on the treadmill. And to hold the most important things in my life – my boys.
But for now… Recovery After C Section is a real wake up call. DO NOT PUSH IT if you are going through this, too. Take your time. Please!!