Having a C-Section is major surgery. Though, a lot of people don't realize. Here are some tips and tricks for recovery:
-get up and walk ASAP! You'll feel so much better the more you move. Your swelling will go down, you won't need help from others like you would stuck in bed, your blood gets flowing, and so many more reasons. I had S at 12:49pm and I was up walking around by 6pm.
-bind that belly. I used a belly bandit this time around and loved it. I wasn't aware of belly binders with my first but this time I was. Thank The Lord. It helped with pain so much. Not to mention, it really helped my tummy going down and not look as scary.
-don't try and be a hero, keep up on your pain meds. I was given 600mg IB profen to take every 6 hours and Percocet to take every 4 hours. For the first 3-4 days I made sure I took them exactly every 6 and 4 hours. There is no reason to be in pain. I was off all meds at 6 days post partum.
-take stool softeners with those pain meds. Just because you didn't push a baby out your woo ha, the first post partum bowl movement still sucks!
-listen to your body. Take it easy if you need to.
If you end up with a C-Section, keep these things in mind! They aren't so bad, I promise!