How to Prepare for a c Section

When you find out you will need to have a c-section, you will probably panic. While you may have a lot of questions and concerns on your mind, you shouldn’t worry. Hundreds of C Sections are done daily, and with the advancements in medicines now a days, you have nothing to worry about. You are in good hands. It is quite common to be nervous about having one, everyone experiences some kind of anxious feelings before the surgery.

I have had two C Sections and have been so nervous for them. The first one I was so nervous for because I had never had surgery before and I did not know what to expect. My mother had delivered my two older sisters normally, and she had me C Section. She said that is she were to have another child that she would have opted for a C Section. While I have never given birth normally, I have no complaints about having the C Section. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I would rather have a surgery and be awake for it like a C section, rather than being put out.

There are only a couple of differences between normal delivery and a C Section. The first difference is that you will not be in labor for any length of time. You will go to the hospital and they will prepare you for surgery. It is a very quick process, the actual delivery of the baby from the start of the surgery is only about 15-20 minutes. The two things that last the longest is the preparation and drugs, and then after the surgery it can take some time for them to stitch you up. You will be awake for the surgery, though you will feel no pain, only pressure. I didn’t believe them at first when they told me, but I truly did not feel a thing. I really felt like I got worked up for nothing.

In the last few weeks of your pregnancy you will be visiting your doctor on a weekly basis. I would recommend coming up with a list of questions and concerns to discuss with your doctor at your appointments. You will feel more prepared and then you will be less nervous for your surgery. You will be nervous as I was even with my second, but it will be done before you know it and then you will become a mother. That is what you want your main focus to be during the operation, and before you know it, it will be over.

Recovery is actually not that bad. Besides being sore at your incision, you will feel good as new. I recommend that you get lots of rest the first week you are home from the hospital, you will recover much faster. You will have lifting restrictions up to six weeks after the surgery, and you need to abide by them. After two weeks after the birth you will have an appointment with the doctor who did the surgery, just to check your incision to make sure it is healing properly. Congratulations on being a new mom.