I’m so excited to share this post about recovering from having a c- section. I am so honored to be featuring Elyssia from England, as she shares her C Section Recovery tips. She’s an amazing mother and has a great blog over at Mummy Stephens.
*Just know that there is a GRAPHIC C- Section photo #10*
I was petrified about my upcoming C-section! I have never stayed in hospital and never had an operation so I researched everything there was to know about what I was about to be going through. I must have watched every video out there on the whole procedure and what happens (which granted was a bit too much to handle!) but when it came down to the wire I am glad I did as I was fully prepared and felt much better about it!
#2 No question is a silly one
#4 Sweet Treats
I’d recommend taking some sweet treats! This really cheered me up and here in England before a C-section, you can’t eat anything from around 9 pm the night before. We arrived at the hospital for6.45am and John was eating my sweets and coffees so when Daphney was born I couldn’t wait for that little pick me up which sugar peaches would hit.
#5 Rest is super important but keep moving?
#6 Day after keep moving…
Ok, so this sort of goes against what I said in my last post but bear with me! The more you move…gently, the quicker you will heal and the layers will get back to normal, don’t get me wrong it HURTS but it’s a must! Trips down the hall, even trips to the bathroom are a massive achievement. The day after I had Daphney the midwife told me to start moving around and I thought she was joking but honestly it is the best thing you can do, plus means you aren’t going stir crazy in a hospital bed as much!
#7 Positive vibes
8# Borrow Bridget Jones’ knickers
9# Drink plenty and take stool softeners
*Ok so TMI alert* my first poos after labour hurt but nothing to when I stopped drinking water – let’s just say it looked like I had been eating sticks like a bear *shakes head*
10# Don’t be scared of your new wound
Thank you so much for reading
Mummy Stephens x
Do you have any other recovery tips that you would like to share with future mamas? We’d love to hear them in the comments below! Feel free to share.