10 Things You Should Know About Having a C-section

(Post originally from Two Tiny Feet, One Big Heart)   Like I explored in the last post, I never thought I was going to end up having a C-section. So honestly I didn’t even prepare for that possibility. I didn’t know what to expect and all my postpartum plans didn’t factor in that possibility. So, in the aftermath of things, I feel like I definitely could have been more prepared. So, I am sharing the 10 things I wish I had known about having a C-Section. Emotions run high. The high intensity of emotions during labor and delivery during a vaginal birth or a C-section are the same. You will still be excited, fearful, and feeling like you are riding an emotional roller-coaster. And seeing your baby for the first time in the OR or in a labor and delivery room will bring you that rush of emotions either way. I cried like a baby when I saw my little bundle of joy for the first time. I probably would have either way. Only difference was, I could not pick her up right away. Breast-feeding might come with some challenges. First of all, you will not have the opportunity for a latch-on right after birth. However, depending on where you deliver, you might be able to so as soon as you are in the post-op room (like I did). However, after surgical birth, your milk might take longer to come in. Now this is where it can become tricky if your plan is to exclusively breastfeed. Because depending on what hospital you are in and who your support system is, you might feel more pressured to...
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