C-sections can be a real mother...which is why we wanted to share a portion of new mom, Daniella's, C-section experience. Daniella is the creator of The Mom Blog, where she shares her pregnancy and motherhood experiences!
While preparing for childbirth, a C-section was never really on my radar. I was making padsicles the morning of my induction, so that tells you how certain I was that I was having a vaginal delivery. If you read this blog at all, you know that’s not how things went, so once I came home to recover from my c-section I was thankful that I just happened to have a few items that would make that recovery more comfortable. Below are a few products that all women who are expecting a c-section should have at home to help with her healing.
Getting up out of bed was when I experienced the most pain in those first two weeks, so I was thankful to have a bassinet that made it easy for me to reach for and pick up my son without actually getting up. The swivel on the Bassinest means I can swing Luke right into bed, engage the collapsable wall, and pick him up to breast feed him without stepping a single foot on the ground. I honestly can’t imagine my daily life without this bassinet. It’s easily my favourite item in the house right now.
I highly HIGHLY recommend placenta encapsulation to all expecting mothers. I could easily do a whole blog post on just this. I am convinced that taking my own placenta in pill form has been the source of all my energy, and the secret behind my speedy recovery from surgery. I’ve been using the cream (or salve) on my stretch marks and incision scar but its too soon to notice any drastic results. What I have noticed an increase in energy, and my milk production is through the roof, so that alone was worth the investment.
I picked this up intending to use it post delivery to help me reshape my belly, waist and hips, while also helping with any back aches I might experience from the constant bending to pick up my baby. Little did I know that the product also provides a ton of comfort to c-section mama’s. Having the wrap on gave me more confidence while moving around the house and it forced me to sit and stand straight, alleviating a lot of my back paint. I wear this daily for about 6 hours, and always over a pair of high waisted postpartum underwear, so its never right on my incision scar.
While I was preparing for a vaginal delivery, I realize now how important it to plan for the unexpected. It really is a happy coincidence that I have these items, but I can’t imagine my recovery without them. When it comes to healing, its better to be over-prepared than underprepared, and since all of these items are just as useful to moms who do have a vaginal delivery, they are worth looking into regardless of your birth plan.
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