Things They Don’t Tell You About Recovering From Labor!

I just so have to relate to a lot of the things that Carissa shares here even though I never had a natural birth I did have a long [42 hour] labor followed by an emergency c-section. The daze of the first week is crazy and like she says I couldn’t believe how hectic it was adjusting to having a new baby, then add in all that body pain. Although I was recovering from surgery and she was recovering from being torn. I’m sure that must be so nasty!

This video will be very helpful for moms that are about to have a baby for the first time. I think as moms we spend so much time focusing on the labor and birth when we do need to try and also prepare ourselves for our recovery and adjusting to being a mom!

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  1. Elize Swanepoel

    Wow, I loved watching this video.

    Honestly, when I was pregnant the thought of recovery didn’t even cross my mind. I was so scared of the delivery especially as my due date grew closer that I didn’t give much thought to anything else.

    It’s true about the daze. I have flashes of my experiences in Hospital that I remember but other than that things went by me pretty quickly and before I knew it we were past the first three months which are usually the hardest.

    I was awake during my C-section. When I was pushed out to the room where they check your vitals and stuff before you go back to your Hospital room I remember watching the people being wheeled in next to me. I still wondered what they were in for and what surgeries they got. I was also anxious to get back to my room where my new little baby and my husband was waiting for me.

    Those first few days were hard but I coped. My blood pressure wouldn’t go down and JD slept during the day but kept me awake during the night. I couldn’t sleep during the day because it was too noisy and there were too many interruptions. Nurses, hospital personnel and the doctor entered my room so many times.
    The second last night I had a breakdown in the wee hours of the morning because I was so tired. I was completely sleep-deprived and I missed my home, husband and doggy.

    Thank goodness on the one side that I had a C-section. I laughed at the bottle that Carissa said was the best thing that she got from the Hospital. Ouch, what she described sounds really painful and uncomfortable.

    To tell you the truth I don’t remember much of the pain during recovery. Probably because I was on pain medicine.

    What I do remember clearly is the pain with having intercourse after six weeks.
    And it is still painful at times.

    And I am still walking around with my belly button rupture that started during my second trimester.

    I must go to the doctor at some point to get his opinion but the timing has just been off all the time.

    Hopefully I can get it sorted before I go on holiday in December.

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