What to expect after a C-Section (from a mum who’s had three)
Healthy Mummy and Meal Prep Queen Sascha Farley delivered her 3rd baby by Caesarean (C-section) recently. Congratulations Sascha!
She shares her valuable thoughts and advice in the hope that it will help other mums who might be facing a planned or unplanned C-section in the near future.
“We’re going to have to do a C-Section…” were the words I dreaded hearing the most! Day 3 of labor had begun with my first baby and off I was going for emergency surgery to deliver bub as quickly and safely as possible.
As mothers, we all set out for a natural birth, with minimal complications! In an ideal world that’s exactly how it would pan out, quicker recovery and all! I wanted a water birth and I regretted not giving hypnobirthing a go.
Hypnobirthing is a natural method of pain relief that involves special self induced relaxation/hypnosis and breathing techniques! I was even recommended it to deal with fears of my consecutive planned C-Sections!
My birthing experiences have not been what I thought they would be, but have all resulted in beautiful healthy babies!
Sascha says, “My hubby took this photo a few weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to share but haven’t had the words.
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In some way the image speaks for itself – I want to empower C-Section mums. I’ve had 3 babies and 3 C-sections. I did labour with Hudson but that ended with emergency surgery.
My message is:
Labour doesn’t make you a mother.
C-Sections are not the easy way out.
Birth by definition is; The emergence of a new individual from the body of its parent. It doesn’t specify how the individual is born. I strongly believe we still give birth.
Be proud of your body and your scar. Be proud of your choices. You are a warrior.”
There is no doubt that having your baby delivered surgically through your abdomen vs naturally through your vagina has a different impact on your body and mind postpartum.
Sascha sheds light on her experience and reminds mums that whatever route you take you still birthed a child. And that’s a BIG deal!
C-Sections on the rise
According to maternity health experts, high rates of C-sections can be attributed mainly to increasing maternal age, increased numbers of multiple births, and higher rates of obesity among women.