C-Sections: What I Wish I Had Known. -with Nichole Miller R.N.


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(With Nichole Miller, RN, mama).  So many mamas tell us that they wish they knew what to expect with a cesarean section (c-section). 

So to help you understand what to expect from a c-section & what to expect after a c-section, we asked Nichole Miller to share what she wishes she knew before her c-section went down. She wants you to understand what she’s learned, so you’ll have more confidence for your own birth. 

In 24 minutes Nichole gives you valuable info from her c-section experience. Things like…what she packed in her hospital bag (& why), what her two big surprises were after her c-section & why she wants you to be better prepared than she was. 

Knowing the kind of birth you want (& why) is important. So is staying flexible. Ignoring the possibility of a c-section isn’t the best idea ever- sometimes they’re medically required. Being {somewhat} prepared for a c-section helps you avoid wasting your energy/strength on anxiety & channels it to helping you birth your baby (so you can avoid the dang c-section in the first place). Listening to this interview will help you stay flexible & be better prepared.  

You’ll Also Learn:

  1. What happens from the time you enter the hospital for your c-section, to when you leave.
  2. How making one special request can help you & baby in recovery.
  3. How it feels to have a c-section.
  4. The one class that Nichole wishes she would have taken prior to giving birth.)

Who’s Nichole?

Nichole Miller lives in California with her hubby and newborn son.  Nichole is a Registered Nurse & was surprised that even with all her medical education & background, she was still nervous about her c-section. 

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C-Sections. What I Wish I had known- with Nichole Miller

 Sarah:              Hi, this is Sarah Blight with Your Baby Booty interviews where we chat with moms and dads and experts who know a thing or two about having babies and becoming parents so that you can learn from what they have learned, and be kind of one step ahead further in your journey to becoming a mom.


                        So what do you know about having a c-section? Well, we’re talking today with a mama who has some things that she wish she would have known about having a c-section before she had hers, so we’re talking today with Nichole Miller. She’s the mama of a brand new tiny little bundle of joy. He’s 5 weeks old and she had a
c-section. She’s also a registered nurse, so we’re going to talk to her.


                        Thank you so much Nichole for being with us today.


Nichole:           Thank you.


Sarah:              So what – Was your c-section a surprise? Was it an emergency type of a thing?


Nichole:           I had known about 8 weeks before my due date that we were going to have to have a c-section because my son was measuring 3 weeks ahead gestationally.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           So they were concerned I was going to be unable to deliver him naturally.


Sarah:              Okay. So…


Nichole:           So it was kind of planned.


Sarah:              So it was kind of planned. So it wasn’t, you know, you’re in the hospital in the middle of a labor, and all of a sudden, you had to have a c-section?


Nichole:           Correct.


Sarah:              So what was the first thing you did preparation wise when you found out you were going to have a c-section?


Nichole:           Some of the things I did was I tried going online. You just kind of Google in c-section and pain, and I talked to family because my mother had had a c-section, but it was, you know, almost 30 years ago.


Sarah:              Yeah.


Nichole:           But unfortunately, no one around me had had a recent c-section. There’s just a lot of just research online and going to other various websites. It’s just unfortunate there wasn’t a whole lot out there.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           There are a bunch of general information. You cant do this for 6 weeks, or you can’t do that, but there were still real specific things that I even now can’t find that I wish I had known.


Sarah:              Okay, so let’s delve in to those things because I think that’s why people are watching this interview.


Nichole:           Okay.


Sarah:              They’re either people who know that they’re going to have a
c-section for one reason or another, or they’re people who are like hey, it’s a possibility, and I just want to be prepared just in case. Not going to dwell on it, not going to freak out about it, but just want to be, you know, in-the-know if that is something that occurs.


Nichole:           Yeah.


Sarah:              So what are some of the things that you wish you would have known prior to having your c-section?


Nichole:           Well, all the various websites and people talk to you about pain. Well, you think you’re just going to have pain where your incision’s at, which is way below your belly button at your bikini line. Okay, I could handle that.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           I had a pain from just below my breast line down to my stomach, all the way down to that line. The entire stomach hurt and I don’t know why.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And it took a couple days in the hospital for one of the nurses to actually explain it to me, and one of the pains was this sharp burning pain. It wasn’t constant. It was only when I got up.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           It was in my left lower abdomen, and it was because of the equipment that one of the physicians used to assist the other doctor opening up my incision. It actually tears those muscles.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           They heal, but that’s where most of my pain came from.


Sarah:              If you laugh, did it hurt, or if you sneeze did it hurt? Yeah, because of your ab muscles.


Nichole:           Yes, and another bit of pain that I had was about upper part of my stomach because one of the physicians ordered to assist the other one will take their forearm and push on the upper target part of your belly to help push the baby out.


Sarah:              Uh-huh. Oops, we lost you for just a second. You were talking about pushing on the upper part of the abdomen.


Nichole:           Yeah, they push on it. You don’t really feel the pain at that time because you’re numb, but after all the medicine wears off, gosh, my whole stomach hurt. It hurts to reposition, cough, laugh, move, and the first time that I got up that same day of my surgery, I had this excruciating pain. It actually caused me to cry which made the pain worst, which is why I wished I had known.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           If I could have been prepared for it, you can mentally prepare yourself for that pain. Take some deep breaths. You know it’s coming, and it doesn’t scare you as much. So it took me a while to calm down, and you push yourself so worked up, and your stomach’s moving.


Sarah:              Uh-huh, uh-huh.


Nichole:           So that’s one thing I really wish that I had known was that pain is all over your ab. Not in just one spot. Fortunately, they had pain medications for me.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           Mom was there to help me breathe through it.




                        It still increases your anxiety.


Sarah:              Right.


Nichole:           And it takes you a while to calm down.


Sarah:              So if you can relax and know it’s coming, it’s easier to lessen the pain.


Nichole:           And since I have that pain, and I knew it was going to happen, and I knew where it was from and it was normal, but I got freaked out if something tore. At that time, I think the stitch tore.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           No, nothing’s red. It’s normal. Well why couldn’t you have prepared me for that?


Sarah:              Right.


Nichole:           I would sit upon the edge of the bed, take deep breaths, and I knew it was coming, and it wasn’t as bad. I mean the pain hurt, but mentally, I was prepared for it.


Sarah:              Okay. Besides the pain, what are other things that you wish you would have known beforehand?


Nichole:           As funny as this sounds, and again with being a nurse, it’s even funnier I think. You don’t think about how you’re going to have vaginal bleeding.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           You have the c-section, and they put you in the bed, and you’re in a good chunk of the day, and later, they want you to get up and walk, and they take you to the bathroom.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And I’m thinking why am I going to the bathroom? I have a catheter. I don’t have to pee.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           The next thing you know, she pulls the pad down between my legs, and this huge gush of blood just came out.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           I mean it didn’t hurt. It was normal, but I panicked. Oh my gosh, because it was down my leg. It wasn’t [0:06:16] [Indiscernible].


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           It’s – Again, you freak out and you start crying again.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           So again, you’re getting hyper, and it takes you a while to calm down, and you’re moving the stomach and hurting those muscles more.


Sarah:              So what did the nurse say about that? Was that normal?


Nichole:           It was completely normal because my c-section was early in the morning about 9 am, and I got up about 2:33 pm, and the whole day, the bleeding, which is again normal, was pooling inside of you, and even though you have a pad there, it’s kind of holding it in, and so all that pooling blood when you finally stand up, gravity takes over.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           Once they removed the pad that was between my legs kind of holding it in, it came out.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           It only happened one time, and she said it was completely normal. She totally expected it. She had extra towels in anticipation for it, and I did not know.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           And it only happened that one time.


Sarah:              So that would have been nice to know as well, and that is something – I’ve never had a c-section, but in someone who had a vaginal birth that’s very normal in a vaginal birth too, so birthing the baby, you’re going to get the fluid out, coming out of your vagina. That’s just the way it is.


Nichole:           Yeah.


Sarah:              Yeah.


Nichole:           And it sounded like I was urinating on my self, but I had a catheter, which, you know, is something that we’ll talk about it later because not everybody knows what a catheter is, but I shouldn’t have had to pee, and yet, felt like I was peeing myself, so I was freaking out something what’s wrong with the catheter.


Sarah:              Uh-huh, yeah.


Nichole:           And I looked down and no, no, it’s normal, it happens, and you know, my anxiety was going. I was breathing heavier and that hurts your stomach.


Sarah:              Right.


Nichole:           So if I had known that this was going to happen, I would have just been like okay, it’s happening. Okay, sit down now. We’re good.


Sarah:              Right.


Nichole:           So I was looking down and freaking out.


Sarah:              Well that’s a really great point. I’m glad that you’re sharing this. Is there anything else off the top of your head that you want to mention? We’re going to kind of go through some other things as well, kind of go through the steps.


Nichole:           Yeah, one big thing which I kind of learned the hard way was when you have a c-section, they will put in a catheter to drain your urine because obviously, you can’t feel from your waste down.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           Well, they left it in me overnight, and then the nurse removed it early in the morning, 6 o’clock the next morning. So okay. And so, a couple hours later, I felt the urge to pee. We got up. I was unable to, which frustrated me, but she said it’s normal.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           The first time you get up, you have the urge, but you just can’t quite go yet. Okay, fine, so I go back to bed, and it was so hard to finally go, and it hurt so badly in my abdomen because my bladder was filling up, putting pressure on my incision. That’s pretty painful.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           So I was finally able to go, felt better. The hard lesson I did learn though was holding it. Don’t.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           I was holding it. I was breastfeeding my son. He had finally fallen asleep. I felt the urge to go and I said, “I can wait a little bit. I can keep waiting. He’s asleep. You don’t want to wake the baby.”


Sarah:              Yeah.


Nichole:           And when I find the time, finally got it to go, it was so painful I actually was crying because my belly was hurting so bad. And I was able to go. I came back, but I needed the pain medication because your bladder gets so full, it puts all that pressure on your muscles that have just been pulled…


Sarah:              Right.


Nichole:           …and your incision. It was very painful.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           So once you feel the urge to pee, go. It won’t hurt.


Sarah:              Yeah.


Nichole:           It’s not painful. If you got the urge, go, otherwise, you’ll be in a world of hurt like I was.




Sarah:              Oh my.


Nichole:           They had given me the heads up about that is don’t wait to pee.


Sarah:              Okay, good tip. All right, let’s talk details for a second. What did you pack in your hospital bag to go4?


Nichole:           Oh, half the stuff I didn’t even use.


Sarah:              Okay, what stuff did you use that you packed in your hospital bag?


Nichole:           There was my belly band. They have those soft fabric ones that are primarily meant to hold your jeans.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           But my mom said bring it because it helps to hold in that extra skin, and that was extremely helpful.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           But just enough pressure on my stomach to help hold it in.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           Pillows, I think I have like five because those beds are so uncomfortable.


Sarah:              Yeah, and you’re a nurse, and you know about hospital, you know, pillows and stuff like that.


Nichole:           The plastic bed, I have a sheet. You have a plastic bed, plastic pillows, and you’re having these massive hot flushes. Get your own pillows.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           I brought one, but I did send my husband for more.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           ChapStick. Yeah, you need ChapStick.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           Because you’re going to be doing lots of breathing, and you’re tired, and even though you’re trying to drink as much as you can, you’re still going to be just a teeny bit dehydrated, so ChapStick.


Sarah:              Uh-huh, good idea.


Nichole:           I definitely brought like toiletries: toothbrush, you know, my hair brush, hair ties because I have long hair, and you don’t want your hair hanging in your face.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And honestly, that was about it I used.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           I did not use my own underwear because the nurse cut off the underwear I was wearing anyway.


Sarah:              Yeah.


Nichole:           I had panties. And I did not use my own pajamas because the open-in-the-back gowns are just much more convenient, and when you have so much abdominal discomfort, you’re not going to want to shift your pants, or pull up the nightgown in the back, so I didn’t use my own pajamas or underwear…


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           …but I used everything else.


Sarah:              So that would just be a personal preference, but I do have to mention those mesh panties that they have at the hospital. They’re pretty stretchy and pretty fabulous because you could just stretch them on.


Nichole:           [0:12:11] [Indiscernible] and you won’t care if they don’t sit right.


Sarah:              Right.


Nichole:           Yeah. You don’t care – I even brought some home because my own underwear wasn’t quite fitting. Even though you go down a few pounds, I brought them home and I still [0:12:27] [Indiscernible] too.


Sarah:              Oh, so did I. So did I too. I brought that box of panties home because we paid for them anyway.


Nichole:           I brought home with what was left, and I used them because they are nice and stretchy, let’s the air flow really well.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And you’re really hot and sweaty anyway because of all the hot flushes that they work just fine, and again, you really won’t care that you’re not in your own underwear because I sure didn’t.


Sarah:              Yeah, I don’t think very many people probably mind that very much. Okay, let’s talk about your actual c-section. What was your experience just generally during your c-section?


Nichole:           Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience. The nurse – I had a nurse, a nurse assist – not a physician, but a nurse who was trained to give the anesthesia, so I had a spinal, and she explained it so well so that everything that I would feel during the c-section she explained was normal because like when they’re getting the baby out, it feels like there’s an elephant on your chest.


Sarah:              Uh-huh.


Nichole:           Most might freak out they’re having a heart attack, but it’s normal, and it goes away right away as soon as the baby comes out. So she was very good at explaining everything, and it happened so quickly. It’d amaze you how quickly the c-section went.


Sarah:              Now, was your spouse or did you have support in the operating room with you?


Nichole:           Yes, I was allowed to have two people so I had my spouse and my mother.


Sarah:              Oh good.


Nichole:           Uh-huh. And I know not all hospitals do allow that, so you have to double check their policies, but they allowed two people.


Sarah:              Uh-huh, okay. And were you with them – Were they with you the whole time? What was that like? What happened throughout the course of kind of starting the c-section?


Nichole:           Well, we started out in the pre-operative area where you get your IV meet the doc…


Sarah:              We’ve lost you for a second. In the pre-op area, you were saying you meet the doctor.


Nichole:           Yeah, you meet the doctor. They start your IV and they do numb you before they put the IV in which is nice.


Sarah:              Okay, that’s good.


Nichole:           And they have you hooked up to the baby monitor, and after a while in there, 1 to 2 hours, we walk to the operating room.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           And they had my support people, my mother and my husband sit in a couple of chairs outside a little bit down the hall, so I had to walk in by myself, which was a little scary.




You’re nervous, but the nurses were with me, and they walked me into the operating room, and everybody’s getting all the stuff together. You can see the tables, and they have me get on top of the table, and they inject the spinal, which really was not that bad.


Sarah:              So the spinal is what numbs you from, you know, the waist to the shaft down.


Nichole:           Yes.


Sarah:              It pretty much numbs you.


Nichole:           Just about your nipple line from your breasts down.


Sarah:              Okay.


Nichole:           And just thought this nurse chose to do a spinal over an epidural because it was actually quicker.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And she felt she can control it better. So she gave me some numbing medicine in my back, which felt like a bee sting, and that was it. Next thing you know, they’re lying me down.


Sarah:  Okay.


Nichole:           I did not feel anything after I got that bee sting from the numbing medicine. I felt nothing. The next you know, my legs are going numb and tingly.


Sarah:  Okay.


Nichole:           And they laid me down. And they have me lay on the operating room table, and quite frankly, you’re numb so you don’t care a bit. You don’t even know if it’s uncomfortable.


Sarah:  Right.


Nichole:           They have you put your arms out to the side kind of like a cross because they don’t really have anywhere else to support them.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           So they don’t want them down at your side. So they’re out over this way eventually so you can touch your baby.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And they put up the drape in front of me, and they’re putting in the catheter, which again, you don’t feel, and they’re cleaning my stomach and getting everything ready. And then once the physicians are there and they’ve started that’s when they had my husband and my mother come back in. So it was about – My husband said it was about 20 minutes. It felt like forever, but he said it’s about 20 minutes that they had to wait outside while they got everything prepped and ready.


Sarah:              Okay. All right, so what surprised you after the surgery maybe from a baby standpoint that maybe you weren’t expecting?


Nichole:           Well, I wasn’t expecting for it to go so quickly, to be able to hold him so quickly.


Sarah:  Okay.


Nichole:           Well, the surgery itself was probably about 45 minutes. It felt like just minutes. The next thing you know he’s with me because I was scared that it was going to seem like forever before I could start that bonding time with him because you can’t really hold them when you’re on the table.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           All you can do is just touch him and kiss him, and it felt like just a blink of an eye. They were escorting my mother and my husband out to meet me in the recovery room, and they were lifting up my gown putting my son on my chest, and we started that immediate bonding.


Sarah:  Oh good.


Nichole:           It felt like it was just minutes.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           It’s so quick.


Sarah:  So that was a good surprise.


Nichole:           It was a very good surprise. I remember telling my husband and actually crying about it because I was totally ready for a vaginal delivery and to have the baby put on me right away and start the bonding and start breastfeeding, and I was just so upset thinking it was going to seem like forever in the operating room.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           But it really felt so fast.


Sarah:  Did you breastfeed in recovery, in the recovery room?


Nichole:           I did. I did.


Sarah:  Good.


Nichole:           It’s difficult because you’re really tired.


Sarah:  Yeah.


Nichole:           It’s hot to hold the baby because you’re tired…


Sarah:  Yeah.


Nichole:           …and all you want to do is sleep, but they had a lactation nurse in the recovery with me assisting me in breastfeeding.


Sarah:  Wonderful.


Nichole:           And we were starting to successfully breastfeed in recovery.


Sarah:              So that might be something for moms to ask for if there is already a lactation consultant to go ahead before the c-section and make sure that there is somebody there who can help you with that if that’s something that’s really important to you. That’s it. That’s a really good idea.


Nichole:           Yes, and I knew the lactation nurse would be there because the hospital that I had my son at sent me a little packet of information on what to expect.


Sarah:  Oh good.


Nichole:           I would definitely make sure that there was somebody available. That way, you can start that immediately, and as soon as we got him set, he fell asleep and then I could sleep.


Sarah:              Yes. That’s a bonus. Okay, so Nichole, how long were you in the hospital for?


Nichole:           I was in the hospital just a little over 3 days.


Sarah:  Okay.


Nichole:           I stayed the full 72 hours.


Sarah:              Okay, and how – Did you have a plan in place for when you got home? Did you have support at home? How did that transition to recuperating at home, taking care of your baby, and all of the things that happened at home? How did that go for you?


Nichole:           It went very well. My mother was able to fly from out of town to be here, and she stayed with us for over a week, and I had my husband and his family is here as well. So I was nervous going home, so I was no longer going to have all the nurses…


Sarah:  Right.


Nichole:           …with just click a button and get help anymore.


Sarah:  Right.


Nichole:           But it transitioned really well, having my mom there and my husband, and I felt prepared to go home.




Sarah:              Did you – So you knew you were going to have a c-section, did you prepare like meals in advance or did you set up? I mean obviously, you set up for your mom to come. Are there any other kinds of things that you kind of organized beforehand to make sure that you had the support you needed when you got home?


Nichole:           Yes, we made sure – Our house had the split-floor plan so we didn’t want to go oh, down the hall to be with our son. We set up the pack and play in our bedroom.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           I cleaned off my nightstand and my dressers like it had all my breast pump and bottles of things there. I did prepare some meals. I had a time and froze them.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           And we made sure the nursery already got the diapers all opened, opened up everything, had his diaper bag ready. Things were clean. We cleaned the house.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           Because the last thing you want to do when you’re feeling tired have a baby is clean.


Sarah:  Right.


Nichole:           And we had other family members take our dogs…


Sarah:  Okay.


Nichole:           …because the last thing that you need to do is stress over a baby sleep and taking care of your animals. If you can.


Sarah:  Right.


Nichole:           Our dogs are big, and they’re a little high-maintenance. We had our family watch them for a while for us.


Sarah:              So you kind of wanted to ease your dogs back into this new family dynamic, which is probably best for everybody.


Nichole:           Yes. Once we felt more established with sleeping and getting our son situated, then we brought the dogs back home, and it went well. The dogs sniffed him, and okay, he’s here, and we’re on the couch, but we didn’t have to stress over our first week home with the baby and deal with feeding the dogs and giving their meds and… It would have been a lot.


Sarah:  Right, that would be a lot.


Nichole:           But I definitely recommend if you have the ability to have your animals somewhere else for the first few days…


Sarah:  Uh-huh, okay.


Nichole:           …to lose part of anxiety leaving the hospital.


Sarah:              So to the mamas who are watching as kind of our last question, what advice would you give them to prepare for a c-section other than, of course, watching this great interview that we’re doing with you? What else would you suggest that they do to prepare?


Nichole:           I would definitely prepare taking a breastfeeding class because with the c-section, the medications they give you can make breastfeeding more difficult, and I did not take a class, and I had a lot of stress and frustration with getting him to breastfeed successful and maintain it because we had a hard time with it at first because my milk supply wasn’t coming in, so you know, take a class, and know that it’s normal. With c-sections, it takes a little bit more time, and just, you know, try to do things we discussed with cleaning ahead of time because it’s going to be a lot more difficult to get things done, but sleep when you can when you get home.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           My mom kept having to remind me to go take naps. Go nap.


Sarah:  That’s a good mom right there.


Nichole:           Yeah, and make sure you also have lots of water in your home, lots of healthy snack because you need to snack and you can’t be eating junk food. Otherwise, that’s not going to help you or your baby.


Sarah:  Uh-huh.


Nichole:           So I’ve had lots of yummy snacks that are healthy, water, but just look forward to having your little one with you really, you know. You don’t have the whole stress of going through labor. You’re going to go into the hospital. The doctor’s going to take the baby out. You’re not going to feel a thing until afterward.


Sarah:  Until afterward, right.


Nichole:           Until after like any other mom, but you’re not going to have the stuff beforehand. It’s relatively easy, and just enjoy your baby as much as you can because it’s been going my way too fast.

Sarah:              Yeah, you’re at 5 weeks I have to say, and gosh, those are even the beginning days for my little guy who’s 2. It’s just – It does go by in a flash. Well, I want to thank you Nichole for sharing your story of your c-section and the things you really wish you would have known before going on. I know it’s really going to be helpful to all the mamas who are watching.

                        For those of you who are watching, if you guys have any thoughts about c-sections, any tips or anything you’d like to share, please leave it in the comment section below, and we’re happy to hear from you.

                        We will see you guys next time. Thanks for joining us.

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  • Kristin

    I work with Nichole and was fortunate enough to pick her brain once I found out that I would be having a c-section a few days later. Her tips were very helpful.
    I would like to add to take pain medication regularly, even if you aren’t having pain. I am also a nurse and we tell our patients after surgery that pain is expected and pain medication may be needed for you to return to your normal activities, such as walking. I didn’t take my own advice and walked in the hall a few days after my c-section without pain medication and learned the hard way.
    My mom and dad helped clean and set up the house while we were in the hospital which was very helpful and we did prepare meals in advance as well. I wish I saw this whole interview before my c-section because I didn’t even know what questions to ask, which is another good point, don’t be afraid to ask your nurse or doctors questions and ask for help (especially with breastfeeding and latch).

    • yourbabybooty

      Ohh. Really great points Kristin. 1. Take your meds (even if you don’t “hurt” at that exact moment) and 2. prepare meals in advance and ask for HELP!

      Thanks for commenting! Very helpful advice:)