October 25, 2010 3:33 AM Subscribe
Tell me about your recovery after a cesarean section.
posted by chiababe to Health & Fitness (29 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Friday evening, I had a c-section after a failed induction and 10 hours of labor. The baby just didn't progress into my pelvis and my blood pressure was getting too high. I was put under a general anesthetic for the surgery because my platelet count was too low for spinal anesthesia. If you or your partner has had a c-section before, what made recovery easier? Were there any things that happened to you that you were surprised about? How long was it before you felt back to normal? Is it worth the effort to try out vitamin E or something similar to minimize the scar? My husband will be home with me for almost 5 weeks, and we have local family willing to help out too.
In exchange for your valuable information, here's a picture of my little bug, Nate