What kind of Incision did you get?
on my bikini line about 6 inches
Why did you need a c section after 2 vaginal births?
Our baby girl was breech and was extremely stubborn she wasn't moving and it wasn't safe to bring her to the world vaginally
With another baby will you be able to have a vaginal birth?
Yes , when we have our fourth child our biggest hope is to have a vaginal birth , since the problem wasn't my body not dilating , it was only Isabelle's position (breech) that was the cause for not being allowed a vaginal birth due to increased complications, We are allowed to try vaginal .. Its called VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C section)
Did it hurt?
Contrary what people say no it didn't.. I was very numb from my epidural (thankfully) , the only thing I felt was a small bit of pressure and even when the doctor told me I was going to feel a lot of pressure on my stomach like a elephant was sitting on me but nope I didn't. Not feeling a lot of pain was one of my worst fears in having a c section
How long was the surgery?
5 minutes to get our baby girl out but 30 minutes to sew me back up
How many Stitches did you get?
5 layers = 150 +
Staples?? Dissolvable?? Stitches??
From the hospital my they were all dissolvable stiches , staples would have been extremely painful
How long is recovery?
----> 4 weeks you cant drive
----> 6 Weeks you cant lift anything more than you baby (this is hard I have 2 other kids and if you don't have help at home during this time you risk opening your stitches like I did)
----> 2 more weeks for me since my stitches opened back up on my right side I had to go back and get 5 new stitches
-----> @5 Weeks I got my stiches removed , the antibiotics were not taking away the infection.. it was just making it worse , so the doctor bandaged it up and it needs to be changed twice a day . no more stitches so maybe this way it will heal on its own ... cross your fingers (I will update if more happens 6 week check coming next week)
------>@ 8 weeks you should be all healed completly but since i wasnt .. i am now almost healed i have a few more weeks before my incision fully heals over.. the doctors and my home nurse said that i still shouldnt drive, pick up things no more than my baby.. i really cant follow this rule anymore..as it is impossible with 3 kids.. and a home to take care of .
What's the first week like?
The first few days are HELL.. I cant stress that enough .. I was recovering in the hospital for 2 days and they barley gave me any drugs .. its like they don't want you to have proper medication because they don't want you to get hooked on meds like morphine .. which is pathetic because they only gave me 12 pills to take home which were only 5mg this pain medication doesn't help!!!.. along with taking this medication you have to also take ibprophin and Tylenol , this helped but didn't take the pain away.. sneezing feels like your stitches are opening, you cant sit or stand straight up.. you barley can walk.. barley sit.. sitting down to pee on the toilet is very hard... while in the hospital for the 2 day stay they drag your butt out of bed to walk and take your catheter out .. THIS was very very overwhelming !!! The first two weeks you don't have much of an appetite.
What's the second and third week like?
The second week is much like the first... getting better but by this point your taking a lot of meds this was stressful for me because I felt like I was popping pills every few hours to keep the pain at bay. The third week is where you start feeling better and more like yourself. I had gained 45 pounds with Isabelle and lost 30 of it on the OR table.. I was excited at the fourth week mark I could drive.. ohhh how I missed it.. but then I'm back to no driving and down for another 2 weeks since I had to get my right side re stitched up .. I guess I didn't take it to easy as I should have and lifted a few things I shouldn't have and my incision opened
What's the fourth and fifth week like?
They say by a month later you should be feeling pretty good.. your back to driving .. and life is coming back together.. but I cant say this is true. I am still recovering .. now I'm back to not driving since I drive w my right foot.. my right side is infected so its even a bigger struggle .. another 10 days of no driving ... and I cant carry anything more than our little girl.. I'm sure that if you didn't have the problems I am having that you would probably be healing well at this point.
How much did you gain and How much did you loose in the first month?
I gained 45 pounds and in the first month I lost all but 10 pounds... (no exercise, no wait trainers ect)
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