C-section recovery, lets talk about it! 6 weeks post c-section… what is it really like? Baby is here and that means it is time for “the last 6 weeks of pregnancy” to be “the first 6 weeks post partum”!
My labour was induced and went for 12 hours, bubs got stuck so I ended up with an emergency Cesarean.
Definitely I felt a lot more nervous about adapting to have a new baby and healing from surgery!
6 Weeks post c-section – The actual c-section experience…
Welcome to the last blog post in this series!
6 weeks wow, where has that gone?
Memories really do fade and I try to relive my c-section because it was magical and no matter how much I do it is still fading…
It really is crazy cause sometime I forget how huge the experience really was!
I never expected to enjoy a surgery but it was magical.
Here are some of my C-section highlights:
- Knowing I was going to feel relief from the contractions soon
- Wheeling up there with pain relief with induced contractions (if I can do that, I can do anything)
- The wonderful anethnatists
- Chatting about ponies and guineapigs when they were taking her out… lol
- Hearing her cry for the first time
- Seeing her dads face…
- Watching him with her and the smile on his face as he bought her to me
- She came out hungry… just like her dad
- How special and quickly the rest went…
- My mum meeting her just out of theatre
- Watching her all night long <3
C-section recovery – Pain:
I actually hurt my incision and it was very rough!
Taking care not to stretch or pull it is so important as the pain is excruciating and takes you ten steps backwards!
With some good pain relief on board and taking it easy I came right again.
I wish I had just taken it a little easier in the first place…
Again the best way to recover is to take it easy and ask for help.
If I had just done that my recovery would have been so much easier but here we are. The reappearance of pain was rather traumatic to.
Overall healing wasn’t easy but it wasn’t the worst thing I have faced in life! Remembering that everything is individual experience. It hasn’t been easy but it has been manageable.
5 Week post c-section scar:
SCAR/WOUND WARNING BELOW
Gosh compared to some of my last posts she really is all healed up!
It is totally amazing to me what our bodies can do…
In hindsight my scar is far smaller and cleaner than I though it was going to be, they did a beautiful job stitching me up!
How she managed to fit out of that wee gap I will never know.
- Redness or swelling around the scar/wound
- Excessive puss or pain
- Any openings of the wound or bleeding
- A fever of above 38*c
- Any concerns don’t hesitate to contact health professional!
When I reinjured my incision my mobility was pretty badly compromised, this is why yet again really taking it easy for those first 6 week is so so important!
In review your mobility in the first two weeks is so tough and tense and then one day you just begin to feel more like yourself…
Taking care of you is so important and that is the fastest way to get better.
6 Weeks Post C-section Bleeding:
I chose to go off the pill as it was doing crazy things and thankfully that meant the bleeding eased off, and now it is just a little on and off.
I was lucky to have really great postpartum experience even with its ups and downs and there were plenty. 6 Weeks post c-section is a weird time with lots of melancholy feelings.
Thankyou to everyone who has kept up with these blogs and I hope you will enjoy some of my normal posts as I get back into a new routine!
Jorg and Poppie xx