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    After my c-section, they give DD straight to DH who passed her to me. He put her on my chest and the three of us had cuddles together, skin to skin. Well DH was clothed... hahaha

    He then too her back to the delivery suite, while they stitched me up. He said they spent about 10 minutes "dancing" around the room until I came up. I BF within the hour and have had a great BF journey so far. I'm so glad DH got to have that really special time with DD!

    With regards to tips, get active as soon as you can, but don't overdo it. Other was a physio that same into the hospital and she gave classes on the best way to get out of bed, off a couch, go to the toilet, etc. That was really helpful. Also don't feel like you are bothering the nurses if you buzz them. You will need their help to get baby, get out of bed etc, so use them.

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    Ok so I am going to post. PLEASE DO NOT GET SCARED BUT I WISH I WOULD OF KNOWN THIS.

    Ok so when they are explaining all of the risks about surgery please listen. Things can and do go wrong mate. I had read nothing but positive CS stories so i got a rude shock when mine went wrong.

    First of all I had HELLP Syndrome so that was a massive complication. The epidural was attempted 9 times and failed so I got a spinal witch took 11 goes to get it in. It felt like someone was washing up in my tummy when they were getting Sebastian out. As soon as bub was out I crashed and they had to resus me 3 times. I lost 2 and a half litres of blood. I was in recovery for 8 hours and then had a nurse and midwife with me at all times for the first 24 hours.

    One thing I will say is trust your doctors and midwifes. They know their stuff and those ledgends are the reason I am here today.

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    Default Ceasarians- the good, bad and ugly. what should you know before going under the knife

    Thank you so much for all these fantastic stories and the ample advice.

    Fichicken- they had 6 failed attempts to get my epidural in last time so I am pretty worried about that happening again. Due to that I had an awful back ache for ages!!!

    Like the OP says I want to know EVERYTHING good and bad!

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    Default Ceasarians- the good, bad and ugly. what should you know before going under the knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarasmum View Post
    I thought I would add something that I didn't know about until it happened. Please be aware that after you have a C section and you try for additional babies that you may be at risk of an ectopic scar pregnancy.
    Or placenta prévia!

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    Another little thing to add, c-sections can number your children, whilst you do hear of the stories of women being able to have 9 c-sections it's not possible for everybody, I went into having my 3rd possibly hearing that things looked bad and a 4th would be not an option. I was lucky and everything looked wonderful so i'm going again. They do say the more you have the higher the risks, so the risks they list to you will increase each time, so you have a bigger chance of things happening.
    If you're only planning to have 2-3 c-sections it's usually ok but just thought i'd mention for those wanting a bigger family, having c-sections has made me think alot harder about adding additional family members.

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    Just bumping this thread invade anyone wants to add more info.

    My c-section is in 8 weeks and I'm so scared!!!

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    My biggest piece of advice waterlily is to not be scared! Practice your breathing now, it really helped me stay calm in the operating theatre.
    Don't try and get them to rush you out of recovery, it is a vital part of the process.
    I have had 2 csections and no issues with bonding or breastfeeding.
    Best of luck.

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    Best advice I got given on the first day is to stand up straight and not lean over as if my guts are falling out. You will find it a lot easier to get around. Also if you need it take the pain relief if you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimnus View Post
    Best advice I got given on the first day is to stand up straight and not lean over as if my guts are falling out. You will find it a lot easier to get around. Also if you need it take the pain relief if you need it.
    This is a very good tip - I found I got really light headed doing it, but a cold sweet drink helped a lot. Take it slow, but yes, upright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    My biggest piece of advice waterlily is to not be scared! Practice your breathing now, it really helped me stay calm in the operating theatre.
    Don't try and get them to rush you out of recovery, it is a vital part of the process.
    I have had 2 csections and no issues with bonding or breastfeeding.
    Best of luck.
    It's funny because I couldn't wait to get out of recovery. I was there for almost 3 hours. My baby wasn't with me and I just wanted to hold her.

    ETA - I had to constantly ask if I could get out of there.
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