Prior to having my daughter in 2003, I would randomly hear friends and family talk about a cesarean section and I just always assumed that it was the norm. I thought well, everybody else is having C-Sections, so it must be safe. Although I gave birth to my daughter over 10 years ago, some of the same practices are taking place to day. For those individuals who are left with no choice but to have a C-Section, the recovery process can be painful and long. However, recovering fast from a C-Section is very much possible.
To decide whether or not to have a C-Section is a personal choice and by no means are my personal experiences meant to influence anyone else’s decision on whether a C-Section is the right choice. Prior to giving birth to my daughter, my father had warned me not to have a C-Section because my stepmother had too many problems after giving birth to my younger sister. I just disregarded my father’s statements as him not knowing what he is talking about, but oh how wrong I was. For those individuals who do not know, a c-section is a surgical procedure in which the baby is delivered via an incision.
A cesarean section is a serious surgery and there are many risk involved. One of the things I hated the most was the recovery process. What I did not like was that I became dependent on drugs to relieve the pain from the incision. I could barely walk. I was literally dependent on my husband to care for me and the baby for weeks after giving birth. For a long time, probably three weeks or more, I would feel soreness at the site of the incision.
Recovering fast from a C-Section involves just taking it easy, and that is exactly what I did. Strangely, I did not want to take it easy. I wanted to care for my daughter, but I had no choice. I would not recommend lying around too much either but striking a balance between the two is critical. A fast C-Section recovery also involves eating the proper foods to speed up the healing the process. Raw fruits and vegetables are the best choice.
In conclusion, eating the proper foods, resting along with slow walking should speed up the recovery process, at least it did for me. Letting my husband take the lead worked in my benefit because I needed that time to repair my body. Although I wanted so badly to take care for my daughter, I knew it was in both of our best interest that I take it easy.